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Author to speak about Iraq on March 10

Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2008

Independent journalist and author Dahr Jamail will give a public lecture describing his experiences reporting inside Iraq on Monday, March 10, in Juneau.

The public lecture, sponsored by Juneau People for Peace and Justice, begins at 7 p.m. in the University of Alaska Southeast's Egan Lecture Hall.

Jamail is the author of the recently published book "Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq," which describes his experiences working as an independent journalist in war-torn Iraq. His tales provide a different perspective from the embedded mainstream journalists that have been reporting from the war zone and the Middle East.

Jamail was recently awarded the 18th annual Joe A. Callaway Award for Civic Courage in recognition of taking personal risks to "advocate truth and justice and challenge unsatisfactory conditions in pursuit of the common good." He continues to contribute to such publications as The Nation, The Sunday Herald, The Guardian, Foreign Policy in Focus and The Independent.

For more information on Jamail, visit http://dahrjamailiraq.com.



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