Lanzamiento de la Red Informativa de Genocidio y Derechos Humanos

La Fundación Luisa Hairabedian presenta la Red Informativa de Genocidio y Derechos Humanos que tiene como objetivo informar sobre congresos, actualidad, seminarios, publicaciones, conferencias, bibliografía y postgrados relacionados a Ciencias Sociales, Estudios sobre Genocidio, Diáspora Armenia y temáticas afines

viernes, 16 de enero de 2015

Periodistas reunidos para un 2015 responsable

NEW YORK —Journalists Laure Marchand, Guillaume Perrier, David Barsamian, and Robert Fisk are among the confirmed speakers at “Responsibility 2015,” the international conference marking the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, to be held on March 13-15, 2015, at New York’s Marriott Marquis Hotel.

Guillaume Perrier and Laure MarchandGuillaume Perrier and Laure Marchand (Photo by Laurent Melikian)

Laure Marchand is a French journalist and writer. From 2005-14, she was a regional correspondent in Istanbul for “Le Figaro” daily and “Le Nouvel Observateur.” She is the co-author, with Laure Marchand, of the award-winning book La Turquie et le Fantôme Arménien (Actes Sud, 2013), a compelling portrait of the aftermath of the Armenian Genocide, also published in Turkish by Iletisim (2014), and now in English with the title, Turkey and the Armenian Ghost, by McGill Queen University Press (2015). Also in 2015, the book will be adapted into a documentary film and a comic strip.

Guillaume Perrier is a French journalist, writer, and radio reporter. From 2005-14, he was an Istanbul-based correspondent for “Le Monde.” His articles have appeared in GEO, the Guardian, and other publications. An expert in Turkish politics and Kurdish affairs, he has reported from throughout the region, particularly Syria and Iraq. He is the co-author, with Marchand, of the award-winning book La Turquie et le Fantôme Arménien.

David Barsamian is a wide-ranging investigative journalist who has made significant contributions to America’s independent media landscape with his weekly radio show Alternative Radio, now in its 28th year, and his books with Noam Chomsky, Eqbal Ahmad, Howard Zinn, Tariq Ali, Richard Wolff, Arundhati Roy, and Edward Said. His best-selling books with Chomsky have been translated into many languages. Barsamian lectures on world affairs, imperialism, the state of journalism, censorship, the economic crisis, and global rebellions. He is the winner of the Media Education Award, the ACLU’s Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, and the Cultural Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. The Institute for Alternative Journalism named him one of its Top Ten Media Heroes.

Robert Fisk’s participation was announced earlier. Fisk is the Middle East correspondent of the Independent newspaper. He holds numerous awards for journalism, including two Amnesty International UK Press Awards and seven British International Journalist of the Year awards. During the 30 years he has been reporting on the Middle East, he has covered every major event in the region, from the Algerian Civil War to the Iranian Revolution, from the hostage crisis in Beirut to the Iran-Iraq War, from the Russian invasion of Afghanistan to Israel’s invasions of Lebanon, and from the Gulf War to the invasion and ongoing war in Iraq. His books include The Great War for Civilization: the Conquest of the Middle East.

Earlier, the organizers had announced the names of other confirmed speakers, including Jurist Geoffrey Robertson, actor and playwright Eric Bogosian, photojournalist Scout Tufankjian, novelist Chris Bohjalian, and scholars Richard Hovannisian, Debórah Dwork, Raymond Kévorkian, Roy L. Brooks, Elisa Von Joeden-Forgey, Janna Thompson, and Jermaine McCalpin.

The “Responsibility 2015” Conference is being organized by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Eastern U.S. Centennial Committee, under the auspices of the Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee of America, Eastern Region.

Evening sessions bringing together policymakers, political leaders, artists, and celebrities known for their activism and humanitarian work will highlight the theme of responsibility to confront past injustices and the struggle towards preventing new ones.

The conference begins with a plenary sessions on Friday March 13 and the final panel concludes on March 15 at 4:30p.m. Registration will open in February.

Photography and art exhibits with the theme of survival will be held at the same venue for the duration of the conference.

The organizing committee is comprised of the following scholars and activists: Khatchig Mouradian and Hayg Oshagan, co-chairs; George Aghjayan, Kim Hekimian, Antranig Kasbarian, Sarkis Balkhian and Henry Theriault.


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