October 10, 2012

Irony: Mizzou Honors Anti-Speech Activist

You may remember Mona Eltahawy as the woman who defaced anti-terrorism ads on the NY Subway. Only in academia do they honor a woman best known for anti-speech activism .... with a banquet in honor of free speech!

University of Missouri School of Journalism:

Free speech, the changing times of journalism, deep investigative reporting and looking into hidden cultures are topics that recipients of the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism will speak about a daylong series of master classes, which are free and open to the public, will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, at the Missouri School of Journalism.

The speakers, a group of investigative journalists, photographers, innovative editors and executives, will be honored at a banquet that evening. The reception begins at 6 p.m., with dinner to follow at 7 p.m......

How Twitter Saved My Life and Other Adventures on Social Media
10-10:50 a.m. Fred W. Smith Forum

Mona Eltahawy, columnist and international speaker on Arab and Muslim issues, has been named one of Newsweek magazine’s “150 Fearless Women of 2012,” one of Time magazine’s “People of the Year” and one of Arabian Business magazine’s “100 Most Powerful Arab Women.” Eltahawy’s opinion pieces have been published in The Washington Post and the International Herald Tribune and other media across the world. Eltahawy, who calls herself a proud liberal Muslim, lectures and researches on the importance of social media in the Arab world. She has spoken at the first TEDWomen about the virtues of confusion in breaking stereotypes of Muslim women, and she has received several awards for her writing and leadership.

Free speech: I do not think it means what they think it means.

Hat Tip: Anonymous

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:03 PM | Comments |