Embattled Truths: Reporting on Gaza
PEN Canada’s Panel at Freedom to Read Week
Wednesday, Feb 24, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library Atrium
Two free tickets per person at www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/
Suggested $15 donation
Searching for truth within the fog of war is particularly consequential in dispatches from Israel’s occupied territories. Depending on where we get our news, Gaza is either a terrorist haven and a legitimate military target, or a zone of unjustified violence against a captive civilian population.
PEN Canada presents acclaimed US journalist Max Blumenthal, author of The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza on the challenges of sifting truth from propaganda when reporting on conflict in the Gaza Strip. With Toronto Star foreign affairs reporter Olivia Ward.
Note: This event replaces Free Speech and Digital Warfare
About the Author:
Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author whose articles and video documentaries have appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Daily Beast, the Nation, the Guardian, the Independent Film Channel, the Huffington Post, Salon.com, Al Jazeera English and many other publications.
His book, Republican Gomorrah: Inside The Movement That Shattered The Part, was a New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller.
He blogs at Maxblumenthal.com