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.

Circulating Ideas Podcast: potential partnerships between librarians and journalists

Posted to my listserv by Troy A. Swanson, PhD MLISm Library Department Chair,Teaching & Learning Librarian, Moraine Valley Community College 9/25/18 (I bolded the latest podcast on the Know News Symposium):

I am excited to send along the link to an interview I did with Dr. Laura Saunders from the School of School of Library & Information Science at Simmons University. We discuss the Know News Symposium and the potential partnerships between librarians and journalists.

This is part of a series of interviews on the Circulating Ideas podcast on libraries and fake news. I have pasted the previous interviews below as well.

  • Fake News, Journalists, & Librarians: The Know News Symposium, Circulating Ideas episode 141https://bit.ly/2zrS0kc
  • Fake News, Higher Education, and Librarianship, Circulating Ideas episode 139, Nicole Cook, https://bit.ly/2wp09UN
  • Fake News and Social Media Analytics, Circulating Ideas episode 123: Nathan Carpenter: http://bit.ly/2AO6rhD
  • Fake News and the Psychology of the Brain, Circulating Ideas episode 116: Laura Lauzen-Collins: http://bit.ly/2w2rXvd
  • Fake News, Information Literacy and Teaching College Students, Circulating Ideas episode 113: William Badke: http://bit.ly/2tKF5J6
  • Fake News, Journalism and Libraries, Circulating Ideas episode 108 Interview with Jeremy Shermak: http://bit.ly/2pZpm5z
  • Fake News, Information Literacy and Epistemology, Circulating Ideas episode 104 Interview with Lane Wilkinson: http://bit.ly/2lYW0T7

Please share where appropriate. Thanks for listening.

Troy

 

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

 

ALA ACRL EBSS ERCS – Library Resources for Communication Studies (LRCS) now live

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