Hosts Group of Iraqi Journalists
“In our increasingly interconnected world, news knows no borders, ” said Peter Laufer, James Wallace Chair in Journalism. “There are critical lessons to be learned from seeing how journalists operate in other parts of the world, and our students and faculty are so fortunate to have this opportunity to exchange ideas with this group of veteran journalism educators from Iraq.”
Although much of their visit will be spent on the UO campus, members of the Iraqi group will tour The Oregonian in Portland, Ore., and The Register-Guard newspaper in Eugene, as well as broadcast outlets in both cities. They will also participate in curriculum workshops, panels and seminars exploring journalism education topics, such as accreditation.
The Iraqi journalists will also meet with campus groups, including the Center for Intercultural Dialogue and the Middle East Research Interest Group. They will also participate in networking events with civic and business leaders.
Members of the visiting group include:
- Adnan Ahmed, assistant professor in the department of mass communication at the University of Baghdad
- Abdulameer Al-Faisali, professor of electronic journalism and assistant to the dean of Media for Scientific Affairs and Higher Education at the University of Baghdad
- Radwan Ali, lecturer at Salahaddin University
- Sihaam Al-Shegeri, media consultant for the Journalism Freedom Observatory in Baghdad, head of media and media consultant at the ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
- Ali Jabbar Al-Zuki, professor of media, assistant to the dean of Media for Students’ Affairs at the University of Baghdad
- Azad Dzayi, dean of Technical Institute in Erbil and media lecturer
- Saman Mohammad, press advisor and coordinator at the Ministry of Higher Education and press advisor and coordinator at Scientific Research for the Kurdistan Regional Government
To request an interview with members of the Iraqi group or to attend one of the panels, seminars, tours or workshops, contact Lewis Taylor at (541) 434-7038.
About the School of Journalism and Communication
The University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) fosters the development of outstanding journalists by emphasizing ethics, social responsibility and public interest. The program combines professional practice with a broad-based liberal arts education and has given rise to nine Pulitzer Prize winners. The SOJC’s undergraduate and graduate programs prepare students to be leaders in journalism and communication by exposing them to hundreds of industry professionals a year, internship and networking opportunities, and involvement in award-winning publications and organizations.