Barry Streek Memorial Lecture by Gwen Lister on the complicated relationship between journalism and activism
Gwen Lister is a veteran Namibian journalist, first woman newspaper editor in southern Africa and press freedom activist.
Lister founded The Namibian in 1985. For exposing apartheid atrocities and supporting the struggle for independence, the newspaper was constantly under attack and Lister was jailed twice. She has won several international awards for her work, was named a World Press Freedom Hero by the International Press Institute (IPI), and received a courage in journalism award from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). She is also a founder member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).
Lister currently heads the Namibia Media Trust which publishes The Namibian and promotes media freedom, access to information and journalism excellence, and recently published her memoir, Comrade Editor, on life, journalism and the birth of Namibia.
We are honoured to have Gwen Lister deliver the Barry Streek Memorial lecture. She will speak about the complicated relationship between journalism and activism.
She will take questions.
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