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Fake News and the Free Press

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Pulitzer Hall, 2950 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 Lecture Hall
Fake News and the Free Press
Event Type: 
Lecture
Open To: 
Faculty
Staff
Public
Alumni
Topic: 
Journalism
Location: 
Morningside

Event Contact

Lauren Schaefer
212 854 9891
The Peter Zenger Lecture covers issues relative to journalism, law, justice and civil rights. The lecture series is named after John Peter Zenger, American journalist, printer, and publisher, whose libel trial and eventual acquittal (1735) set a precedent for establishing freedom of the press in America. This year's lecture will be given by Christiane Amanpour.
Christiane Amanpour is CNN's chief international correspondent and anchor of the network's award-winning, flagship global affairs programme "Amanpour." From the 1991 Gulf War, the 2003 American-led invasion, Amanpour has documented the bloody violence which has marked Iraq's recent history. In 2004, she also reported exclusively from the courtroom at the trial of Saddam Hussein, where the former dictator, dishevelled and in chains, was eventually sentenced to death for crimes against humanity. In 2009 "Amanpour." was launched, and the primetime interview programme has seen Amanpour speak to a raft of leaders and decision makers on the issues affecting the world today. Throughout her time at CNN Amanpour has secured exclusive interviews with global power players. In addition to her work as an anchor and reporter, Amanpour is an active rights campaigner. A board member of the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Centre for Public Integrity and the International Women's Media Foundation. Amanpour has earned every major television journalism award including eleven News and Documentary Emmy Awards, four Peabody Awards, two George Polk Awards, three duPont-Columbia Awards and the Courage in Journalism Award. She has received nine honorary degrees, has been named a CBE and in 2014 was inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame. She is an honorary citizen of Sarajevo and a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Freedom of the Press and the Safety of Journalists.
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