Aug
12
10:30 AM10:30

Edinburgh International Book Festival. Rania Abouzeid & Åsne Seierstad

  • Spark Theatre on George Street Edinburgh UK (map)
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IMPACT OF WAR

With the war in Syria entering its 7th year, two authors deliver a sharp analysis of the human cost of the conflict. Rania Abouzeid has been reporting from the frontline and in No Turning Back recounts the secret deals which armed, then betrayed, the people’s uprising. In Two Sisters Åsne Seierstad has written the true story of siblings who left Norway to fight in the war and the father who attempted to bring them home.

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Aug
12
5:30 PM17:30

Edinburgh International Book Festival. Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series

  • Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre edinburgh UK (map)
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LIVING IN LIMBO: IMMIGRATION

Every year around 30,000 people are detained under immigration control in the UK while a decision is made about whether they can stay. Most, ultimately, are released back into communities across the UK, their detention having served no purpose. Hear the experiences of people who have spent time in our detention centres, read by Rania Abouzeid and James Bloodworth.

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Mar
15
4:00 PM16:00

DC: In Conversation with Robert McKenzie at New America

Participants: 

Rania Abouzeid@Raniaab 
Class of 2016-2017 Fellow, New America
Author, No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria 

Moderator: 

Robert L. McKenzie, PhD@Bobby_McKenzie 
Senior Fellow & Director, Muslim Diaspora Initiative, New America\

Follow the conversation online using #NoTurningBack and following@NewAmerica

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Mar
15
11:00 AM11:00

DC: MEI Panel. Journalism at War: The Evolution of Independent Reporting in Syria

Prior to the outbreak of protests in Daraa in 2011, media in Syria was state-controlled and heavily regulated. However, in the face of escalating conflict with the Assad regime, independent media outlets emerged that gave voice to Syrian journalists and civil society activists sharing information domestically and to an international audience. Although these new outlets provided hope as state authority weakened, in the seven years since the outbreak of war, journalists attempting to share their stories from within Syria face daunting challenges including uncertain security, difficulty in verifying sources and the absence of a reaction from international audiences.

How has the emergence of independent media in Syria empowered diverse perspectives on political developments from within? How are Syrian journalists overcoming governmental crackdown, humanitarian devastation and a seemingly apathetic international community? How can international audiences support the work of Syrian media to mobilize humanitarian support and action in Syria?

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Mar
13
6:30 PM18:30

NYC: In Conversation at New America with Martin Smith

Join New America NYC for the release of No Turning Back with a conversation with Rania Abouzeid on the stories of loss and hope in an unremitting humanitarian disaster.

PARTICIPANTS

Rania Abouzeid @Raniaab
Class of 2016-2017 Fellow, New America
Author, No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria

Martin Smith @Martin28Smith
Emmy-winning producer and Correspondent, PBS Frontline

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