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Writing to Survive: Journalism During War in Sarajevo
Start Date: 4/14/2016Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Date: 4/14/2016End Time: 6:00 PM

Event Description:
Kemal Kurspahic is a managing editor for The Connection Newspapers. He was the editor-in-chief of the Bosnian daily Oslobodjenje in Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina, from 1988-94. Under his leadership the paper published every day from an atomic bomb shelter during the siege of Sarajevo, maintaining high professional standards and Bosnian culture and tradition of ethnic and religious tolerance in the midst of terror.

Kurspahic received numerous awards for his contribution to press freedom and human rights, including the World Press Review’s International Editor of the Year and the Kreisky Award for Human Rights in 1993; the International Press Institute’s World Press Freedom Hero in 2000, and the South Eastern Europe Media Organization’s Busek Award for Better Understanding in the Region in 2003.

Kurspahic was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, 1994-95, and a Senior Fellow at the US Institute of Peace, 1999-2000. He is the author of four books, including As Long As Sarajevo Exists (Pamphleteers Press, 1997), and Prime Time Crime: Balkan Media in War and Peace (US Institute of Peace Press, 2003). 
Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Lang Performing Arts Center
Room: Cinema
Contact Information:
Name: Anna Everetts
Phone: (610) 328-7750
Email: aeveret1@swarthmore.edu
Kemel Kurspahic
Event Sponsors
The Daily Gazette, Peace and Conflict Studies
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