How can journalists better represent the voices and experiences of Afghan people at this time? Who should we think of as experts on Afghanistan? What does solidarity reporting on Afghanistan look like?
Join Azeta Hatef (Emerson College, journalism studies) and Anita Varma (UT Austin, Solidarity Journalism Initiative) on Wednesday, August 25 at 2:00 p.m. Central for a discussion of key issues in reporting on Afghanistan, opportunities to foster greater solidarity, and specific examples of recent coverage that provide accurate, humane representations while insisting we not look away.
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Azeta Hatef is an Assistant Professor of Journalism Studies at Emerson College. Her work explores questions related to identity, belongingness, and representation, with a specific focus on media and Afghanistan. Azeta has conducted research in Afghanistan examining the complex beauty industry. She has also written about the development of independent media in Afghanistan following the U.S.-led invasion in 2001 and the representation of Afghan women in U.S. media.
Anita Varma leads the Solidarity Journalism Initiative at the Center for Media Engagement (UT Austin). The Solidarity Journalism Initiative began at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics (Santa Clara University). Anita is a publicly engaged researcher and educator, and helps journalists implement solidarity techniques in their reporting on marginalized communities. She also serves on the board of SPJ (Northern California Chapter) and the advisory board of The Objective.