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BLOCKED: Censorship at the Intersection of Gender, Race, and the Media

March 8, 2021 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join SAIS Women Lead and The SAIS Review of International Affairs on a celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2021, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. EST to discuss how the intersection of gender and race shapes media censorship and international affairs. Moderated by Dr. Chiedo Nwankwor, Director of SAIS Women Lead, this conversation will also touch upon the effects of gender-based censorship on national and global security, as well as its chilling effect on women’s freedom in general.

Ece Temelkuran is a Turkish writer and author of How to Lose a Country. She was twice named Turkey's "most read political columnist.” Her columns have also been published in international media such as The Guardian and Le Monde Diplomatique.

Kathy Gannon serves as news director for Pakistan and Afghanistan for The Associated Press. She has covered the region for the AP as a correspondent and bureau chief since 1988, a period that spans the withdrawal of Russian soldiers from Afghanistan, the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, the bitter Afghan civil war between Islamic factions and the rise and fall of the Taliban.

Dr. Leta Hong Fincher is a feminist journalist, academic and author of Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China and Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China. Her second book was named one of the best books of 2018 by Vanity Fair, Newsweek, Foreign Policy Interrupted, Bitch Media and Autostraddle.

Jacqueline Charles is the Caribbean Correspondent for the Miami Herald and a Pulitzer Prize finalist. While best known for her prolific coverage of Haiti, Jacqueline also made her mark as a local Herald reporter covering Miami’s impoverished communities, immigration and social services.


Location: Online SAIS Event