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Journalists as hostages: Join us for a conversation with Jonathan Landay

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What’s going on in the Middle East? Why are so many journalists and aid workers being captured there? And what does all this mean for Americans who live far away from the action?

Join us at The Seattle Times building at 2 p.m. Saturday for a conversation with Jonathan Landay, award-winning national security and intelligence correspondent for McClatchy news, co-presented by the Western Washington Chapter of SPJ, The Seattle Globalist, and Whoa Strategies.

Seating is limited and time is short. RSVP today!

Landay will discuss his recent trip to Iraq, the current state of affairs in Syria and Iran, and the trend of terrorists targeting journalists and other civilians.

Landay has covered active conflicts around the world for more than 25 years. His investigative reporting has won multiple awards, including the 2003 Raymond Clapper Memorial Award for exposing the Bush administration’s use of exaggerated intelligence to justify the invasion of Iraq, a 2005 Award of Distinction from the Medill School of Journalism, and the National Press Club’s 2011 Edward M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence for an investigative series on contracting corruption in Afghanistan.

The conversation will be moderated by Candace Faber of Whoa Strategies, a former diplomat who worked alongside Landay in Afghanistan in 2011 and 2012. Light refreshments will be served.

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