Silent University Hamburg Public Seminar (5)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 7 pm
Freedom of Speech in the Context of the Revolution in Libya
Lecture by Salah Zater (lecturer, Silent University Hamburg)

In English language and consecutively interpreted into German.

W3 – Werkstatt für internationale Kultur und Politik e.V., Nernstweg 32-34, 22765 Hamburg

In his lecture Salah Zater will talk about freedom of speech and of the press, and go into the related difficulties and challenges of journalistic work in Libya. In so doing, he pursues central questions such as: What changes were achieved through the revolution in Libya? Have expectations and hopes been fulfilled? How does the international community look at Libya today and what are the causes of the current unstable situation? In an open dialogue together with the audience considerations will be made about ways and possibilities for long-term peace in Libya.

Salah Zater (born 1986 in Adschdabiya, Libya) is a journalist and works for the news channels Al-Aseema TV and Al-Nabaa. In his investigative reports he gives accounts of poverty, child labor, sexual abuse, and the infringement of freedom of speech and the press. He is a bursary holder of the Hamburger Stiftung für politisch Verfolgte (Hamburg Foundation for Politically Persecuted), and received the BBC Neighborhood Journalism Award in 2015.

With a response by Darius Reinhardt (born 1989 in Düsseldorf). Darius Reinhardt studied a wide range of peace & conflict research, political science and law. Recently he has focused on asylum and migration rights, EU foreign policy and the developments in the Middle East.