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Western Hemisphere | Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists: New and Traditional Media in the Digital Age

June 8 - June 12

June 8 – 12, 2019

Countries: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Uruguay, Venezuela

Project: Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists: New and Traditional Media in the Digital Age

No. of Visitors: 18

18 Spanish-speaking journalists from the Caribbean and Central & South America will be in Kentucky to make professional connections while exploring the following project objectives as outlined by the U.S. Department of State:

  • Examine the rights and responsibilities of a free press in a democracy;
  • Observe operational practices, standards, and institutions of the media in the U.S.;
  • Gain insights into the social, economic, and political structures of the U.S.; and
  • Explore the impact of digital and social media on the availability and veracity of news.

Are you a local high school or college age student? Want to learn more about the world? Share your perspectives on your world with international journalists over pizza!

Please join us at 1619 Flux: Art + Activism for a special event with The World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana! Area students may engage in breakout round-table discussions with journalists from Latin America and the Caribbean to discuss current events, journalism and media, politics, global affairs, and other topics of interest. Journalists may also share their work and experiences with students. Learn more here. 

Welcome international guests into your home for dinner! Invite friends and family to join in the fun and create a memorable American experience! Learn more about hosting!

Note: This group will be broken into three groups of 6 participants across 3 different volunteers for the home hospitality dinner! An interpreter may accompany if necessary.

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