Reception for Kassahun Yilma, CUNY’s International Journalist in Residence

Date & Time:
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on October 16, 2012

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Kassahun Yilma

Dean Stephen B. Shepard will host a reception to welcome Kassahun Yilma, the 2012-13 International Journalist in Residence.

A staff writer at Addis Neger, a well-respected Ethiopian newspaper, Kassahun fled his country along with his editors and other employees in 2009 when the government shut down the paper and threatened its journalists with terrorism charges. Kassahun has spent the past three years in exile.

During the evening, Kassahun and other African journalists will participate in a panel discussion on escalating attacks on the press in Africa.

The International Journalist in Residence fellowship was launched in partnership with the Committee to Protect Journalists shortly after the CUNY J-School opened in 2006.

Please RSVP by email to or by telephone at 646-758-7825.

Last updated Monday, October 1st, 2012 at 1:29 pm