The World Social Forum is taking place this year in
Toward Freedom has organized a workshop at the forum on the hopes and challenges of independent media. Participants in the panel will be Eva Golinger (Venezuelan journalist, author of "The Chavez Code"), Ben Dupuy (Co-Director, Haiti Progres newspaper), Teresa Valdez, (Cuban journalist), Scott Harris (radio producer, Between the Lines, Toward Freedom Board Member) Ben Dangl (journalist, editor, TowardFreedom.com, UpsideDownWorld.org). April Howard, a Spanish teacher and writer, will work as the translator for the panel. Other people have been invited to the panel as well, we’ll let you know who they when they confirm their participation. Stay tuned for more details about when and where this panel will take places. We hope to see you there. (Email Ben(at)towardfreedom.com for more details). Here’s a description of the event:
The Crisis in US Media and the Growing Movement for Media Democracy
As corporate media in the
Other members of a WSF delegation from Vermont are Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s; Elizabeth Skarie, psychologist; Jeff Furman, board member, Ben and Jerry’s; Mark Naud, environmental lawyer; Lisa Pendolino, social mission coordinator for Ben and Jerry’s; Laurie Lyon, on the staff at the Worker’s Center, Barre and Jonathan Kissam of the Unitied Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America.
In other news, please welcome Melody Zagami as Toward Freedom’s assistant editor. She is a freelance journalist and special educator in training living in
Stay tuned for more news from the World Social Forum. Thanks for reading.