Granta event with oD author Todd Gitlin - NY

26 August 2011

Islamophobia, the Media and Echoes of 9/11

7 September, 5 pm, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway, New York 10027

As time passes, stories are abound to change and take on different meanings. Looking back to 9/11 and taking stock of where we are today, this discussion will explore Islamophobia, media rhetoric and how we remember 9/11. Writer, sociologist and communications scholar Todd Gitlin, Granta 116 poet and law professor Lawrence Joseph and civil rights attorney and author of Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post-9/11 Injustice Alia Malek will join Granta magazine editor John Freeman to explore this topic.

In association with South Asian Journalists Association and Voice of Witness.




Peter Geoghegan: dark money and dirty politics

Democracy is in crisis and unaccountable flows of money are helping to destroy it. Peter Geoghegan’s new book, ‘Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics’, charts how secretive money, lobbying and data has warped our democracy.

How has dark money bought our politics? What can be done to change the system?

Join us for a journey through a shadowy world of dark money and disinformation stretching from Westminster to Washington, and far beyond.

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In conversation:

Peter Geoghegan Dark Money Investigations editor at openDemocracy and the author of ‘Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics’.

Mary Fitzgerald Editor-in-chief, openDemocracy.

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