Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Alison Weir, Executive Director of "If Americans Knew"
Thursday Oct 12th at 6 PM.
KBOO 90.7 FM or webcast at www.kboo.fm
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Ms. Weir will speak in Portland on Oct. 14 (Sat. 7:30 pm) at Central Lutheran Church, 1820 NE 21st Ave.
She is a national expert and award-winning investigative journalist on U.S. media coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, documenting media bias statistically, etc.. Recently her organization released a study on The Associated Press newswire, which was partly motivated by the Oregonian news editors telling us that the AP is the "gold standard." She'd be especially timely as Jimmy Carter's book "Palestine: Peace not apartheid" comes out Nov. 15.
Weir has provided briefings on Capitol Hill and her speech at the Center for Policy Analysis in Washington D.C. was broadcast nationally on C-Span. Harvard Law School, Columbia, Stanford, Berkeley, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and the Naval Postgraduate Institute are among the numerous universities and colleges where she has been invited to speak.