PCIM presents Egyptian singer/activist Ramy Essam Tuesday, February 19 at 3:30pm in Textor 103.

The Park Center for Independent Media presents

Ramy Essam is an activist and singer, who rose to prominence as a “Voice of the Revolution” in Egypt in 2011. He is visiting Ithaca with The Clarke Initiative for Law & Development in the Middle East & North Africa and PCIM will host him on Tuesday February 19 at 3:30pm in Textor 103.

Ramy will perform and speak with students about his life, about current events in Egypt, and answer any questions from students. His sessions will be a mix of lecture, interview, live music and a Q&A.

More about Ramy:

Egypt’s rock musician Ramy Essam exploded into international fame and has often been referred to as the real voice of the Egyptian revolution in 2011. During the height of the uprising, he performed in front of millions of people in Tahrir Square, and his music became the soundtrack of a whole generation of his countrymen and women struggling for a better life and a more just society.

Ramy Essam is considered to be one of the loudest voices for the young generation in Egypt and its struggle for a progressive and modern society. He has become an international symbol of social activism and a beacon of uncommon bravery in the Middle East.

His song Irhal (voted #3 song that changed history/Time Out London) in which he demands the resignation of then-ruler Hosni Mubarak, is referred to as the real anthem of the revolution.

But fame came with a heavy price. Ramy experienced brutal torture and arrests that were meant to silence his voice. His songs were banned and he was forbidden to perform publicly. He resolved to come out even stronger against oppression, saying “In the revolution I was born again. The struggle became the purpose of my life.”

Today Ramy lives in Sweden in exile where he continues to speak out as an ambassador of the Egyptian revolution with songs about gender equality, freedom, social justice, equity, health care, minority rights, education and peace.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation should contact Brandy Hawley at bhawley@ithaca.edu or 607-274-3590 as soon as possible.

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Park Center for Independent Media: Nominations are now open for the Izzy Award 

From PCIM:

Nominations are now open for the Izzy Award — the annual honor for outstanding achievement in independent media named after legendary journalist I.F. “Izzy” Stone and presented by the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College.

This year’s Izzy Award will be given for work published, broadcast or posted in 2018 by an independent media outlet, journalist or producer. The award may relate to a single piece or a body of work. Journalists, academics and the public at large may submit nominations by the January 31, 2019, deadline. The winner will be announced early next spring, with an award ceremony to follow in April 2019.

Nominations should be submitted via a brief email (250 words or less) that includes supporting web links (no more than six) and/or attached materials to Brandy Hawley at bhawley@ithaca.edu.

For more information on the Izzy Award, visit www.ithaca.edu/indy/izzy.

Past winners include Amy Goodman, Jeremy Scahill, Naomi Klein, John Carlos Frey, Glenn Greenwald and independent news sources such as “City Limits” and “Mother Jones.”

Izzy Award winners are chosen by a panel of independent judges with expertise in independent media.

Launched in 2008 and located within Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications, the Park Center for Independent Media is a national center focusing on media outlets that create and distribute content outside traditional corporate systems and news organizations.

Emmy nod: All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone

In the category of, “Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary,”  All Governments Lie received an Emmy nomination!

Ithacans can borrow DVD 11156 from the IC Library.

From an email from Jeff Cohen:

Breaking news: An EMMY AWARD nomination has been earned by a documentary I co-produced — “All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception and the Spirit of I.F. Stone.” The movie was directed by Fred Peabody of Vancouver and celebrates independent media heroes from Amy Goodman and Nermeen Shaikh to Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald, from the Young Turks to Michael Moore and John Carlos Frey and the legendary I.F. Stone. Our doc was telecast by the STARZ cable channel; it’s nominated in the “Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary” category.

https://allgovernmentslie.com/

For list of Emmy nominees, click on word doc or PDF here: http://emmyonline.com/news_39th_nominations

 

Ithaca College: This year’s Izzy award is being shared by four journalists who published path-breaking and in-depth reporting in 2017 that exposed political corruption, environmental hazards and militarism: Lee Fang, Sharon Lerner, Dahr Jamail, and Todd Miller

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The Intercept: Two journalists from the same publication, but with very different views on the Trump/Russia story, go head-to-head in a debate

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Cinemapolis: Free Doc event from the Park Center for Independent Media. Dec 7th 7pm #twithaca

From Cinemapolis:

Park Center for Independent Media presents
All Governments Lie
Thursday, December 7 at 7 pm
FREE Admission
featuring Q & A with the film’s producer, Jeff Cohen

How many movies seen across the globe had key scenes filmed in Ithaca? The new documentary “All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception and the Spirit of I.F. Stone” is co-produced by Jeff Cohen of Ithaca College’s Park Center for Independent Media. Jeff will participate in a Q&A after the screening.

The movie – which has been seen in film festivals and on public TV channels across the globe (but is too controversial for PBS) – celebrates independent journalists who’ve exposed U.S. government deception. Stars include Amy Goodman & Nermeen Shaikh (Democracy Now!), Glenn Greenwald & Jeremy Scahill (The Intercept), Cenk Uygur & Ana Kasparian (The Young Turks), Carl Bernstein (Watergate), Michael Moore, John Carlos Frey and the legendary I.F. (“Izzy”) Stone. The Izzy Award for independent media, presented annually at Ithaca College, is named in

ALL GOVERNMENTS LIE: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone (Trailer) from WhitePinePictures on Vimeo.