rabble.ca was proud to present a talk by Amy Goodman as part of our launch of the Jack Layton Journalism for Change fellowship. Held in Toronto last October, it was a full house. The evening was MC'ed by former rabble board member Amira Elghawaby, with a land recognition by Dawn Maracle. Amy was introduced by Toronto journalist Desmond Cole. Following the presentation, Olivia Chow introduced the fellowship - which was a new partnership between rabble.ca and the Institute for Change Leaders.
Since 1996, Goodman has hosted Democracy Now!: a daily, independent, award-winning news program broadcast on public radio, satellite television across the world. Goodman is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Gandhi Peace Award for "a significant contribution to the promotion of enduring international peace," the 1998 George Polk Award (with Jeremy Scahill) for investigative reporting on Chevron's role in Nigeria's dictatorship, and the 1993 Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting (with Allan Nairn) for coverage of the East Timor independence movement and Santa Cruz Massacre.
In 2016 she was criminally charged in connection with her coverage of protests of the Dakota Access pipeline at Standing Rock, North Dakota. The charges, which were condemned by the Committee to Protect Journalists, were ultimately dismissed.
Entitled "Reporting Democracy, Resistance and Hope," Amy Goodman's evening talk illuminated and recounted her personal experiences as a journalist covering citizen/grassroots-based movements -- these, whom daily confront and resist repressive governments and regimes in support of social, economic and climate justice.
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