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Extra! Extra! Don't Kill the Messenger


Hear from and converse with international journalists, writers in exile, and scholars of journalism from April 4 to 7 in the EMU Ballroom.

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The University of Oregon welcomes international journalists, writers in exile, and journalism scholars to tell their stories of successful reporting despite extreme dangers and threats to their voice and journalistic integrity. Threatened journalists speak – and inspire our students, faculty, and staff.




4-Day Symposium

There are over 20 talks, workshops, screenings, listening sessions, and unique experiences to attend between April 4 and 7. Each of the four days is themed:

Thursday, April 4 
1:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 5 
8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 6 
8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 7 
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

All events are free and open to the public

In EMU Ballroom

IMPUNITY: Thursday, April 4

1:00-2:00 p.m. Welcome remarks with Peter Laufer, Kim Stafford, Juan-Carlos Molleda, Tim DuRoche, Dennis Galvan 
2:00-2:30 p.m. Reporting Homefront News to Diasporas with Charlie Dietz, Julie Boboc, Mario Ponce, Malya Foss
2:30-3:30 p.m. In the Mouth of the Wolf: A Murder, A Cover-up, and the True Cost of Silencing the Press a conversation with Katherine Corcoran (with Tim DuRoche) 
4:00-5:00 p.m. Why I Have Not Returned to Mississippi since Covering MLK in the 60s a conversation with Jeff Kamen (with Peter Laufer)
5:00-6:00 p.m. UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication: Safe Spaces for Journalists in Conflict Situation a talk with Kate Musgrave
6:00-6:30 p.m. Musicians in Exile Music curated by Tim DuRoche 
6:30-7:30 p.m. Reception

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8:45-9:00 a.m. Welcoming remarks and poem with Peter Laufer and Kim Stafford 
9:00-10:00 a.m. Keeping the Lights On - Highlights from the Latest Research on Media in Exile and What they Need to Keep Reporting a talk with Alex Cole 
10:15-11:15 a.m. Sounds of Exile music with Tim DuRoche
11:15-2:00 p.m. City Club of Eugene Event with Farai Gonzo, Charlie Dietz, and Kimberley Magnun as speakers (Maple Room at the Inn at the 5th) (video of the event)
3:00-4:00 p.m. Taking Root in Foreign Soil a talk with Astrid Vehstedt 
4:00-5:00 p.m. Old and New Threats: Mexican Journalists and their Struggles in a New Age a talk with Jan-Albert Hootsen 
5:00-5:30 p.m. Appetizers
5:30-6:30 p.m. My Tour of Duty as Journalist in Zimbabwe: The Intersectionality of the Social Institutions that Affect a Zimbabwean a talk with Farai Gonzo 
7:00-8:30 p.m. Screening of a documentary about Mexican journalists, presented by Maria de Jesús Peters and Juan de Dios García Davish 

This unique film documents the lives and work of a diverse group of Mexican reporters, their friends, families and colleagues as they navigate the suffocating pressures of violence against the press in Mexico. Five years in the making, the film focuses on the challenges of these journalists as they face threats from government officials and criminal gangs, were forced into hiding or even exile, all the while attempting to continue their work and demanding justice from a state that often is unwilling or unable to guarantee it, or both. It is the story of how press freedom in Mexico is constantly under siege and those fighting for it so it can endure.

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8:45-9:00 a.m. Welcome remarks and poem with Peter Laufer and Kim Stafford 
9:00-10:00 a.m. Finding Sanctuary in Arizona with Chiapas journalists in Arizona exile until their return to Mexico, a conversation with Juan de Dios García Davish and Maria de Jesús Peters (with Gabriela Martínez)
10:30-11:30 a.m. In (Racial) Exile: Editor Beatrice Morrow Cannady and the Portland, Oregon, Advocate a talk with Kimberley Mangun 
11:30-1:30 p.m. Buffet lunch break 
1:30-2:30 p.m. Censorship that Doesn’t Stain Hands: Uncovering Stealth Threats to Independent Journalism in Latin America a talk with Javier Borelli
2:30-3:30 p.m. Edward R. Murrow Fellowship Latin American journalists speak of their home country professional and personal experiences a panel moderated by Chris Chavez 
4:00-5:00 p.m. Threats and Responses Unique to Photojournalism a conversation with Dan Morrison, a veteran war correspondent (with Peter Laufer) 


OUR OWN BACKYARD: Sunday, April 7

10:15-10:30 a.m. Welcome remarks and poem with Peter Laufer and Kim Stafford  
10:30-12:00 p.m. Reporting Homefront News to Diasporas a conversation with Instructor Charlie Deitz as he debriefs students Julia Boboc, Mario Ponce, Malya Foss about their field work in Oregon
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch with Endnote – The Legacy of “Don’t Kill the Messenger”  a talk with David Frank
1:30-2:00 p.m. Closing remarks with Peter Laufer


In EMU Maple and Oak Rooms

CARTOGRAPHIES OF BELONGING: Thursday, April 4 - Sunday, April 7

Cartographies of Belonging: Visualizing Agency in a Fractured World
with Erik Steiner and Eden McCall, InfoGraphics Lab, University of Oregon

This participatory mapping exhibit engages symposium attendees in creative exercises in visual arts to explore their experiences of threat and freedom as writers and journalists.

Cartographies of Belonging seeks record and reimagine how we confront and transcend barriers that restrict our movement, agency, and freedom. We invite participants to borrow from the epistemology of cartography to represent these barriers through geographic and conceptual mappings.

Event Guests and Coordinators

Those leading or hosting talks and events

International journalists, writers in exile, and scholars of journalism

University units, international and local support

The team that coordinated this 4-day symposium


Peter Laufer

Peter Laufer is the James Wallace Chair Professor of Journalism at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. An award-winning journalist and scholar, he studies, teaches, and reports on diverse topics throughout the world. Author of a few dozen books, Laufer’s writing focuses on borders, migration, identity, and animal rights. He is the founding co-director of the UO-UNESCO Institute for Conflict-Sensitive Reporting and Intercultural Dialogue.  

Juan-Carlos Molleda

Free Press Crises in Venezuela 
Juan-Carlos Molleda is the Edwin L. Artzt Dean of the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. Molleda has more than two decades of experience teaching and researching public relations and communication management. Born and raised in Venezuela, Molleda earned his BS in social communication from Universidad del Zulia in Venezuela, a MS in corporate and professional communications from Radford University, and a PhD in journalism and mass communications with an emphasis on international public relations and international business from the University of South Carolina. 

Tim DuRoche

The Sound of Exile 
Tim DuRoche is a jazz drummer, sound artist and radio host. Since moving to Portland, Oregon, DuRoche has worked extensively with American and European avant-garde jazz innovators, poets, dance companies, installation artists and silent film producers. DuRoche hosted “The New Thing,” a weekly radio show on KMHD Jazz Radio, and is an active presence in Northwest culture, working as a curator, writer, journalist, moderator, grants panelist, community facilitator and consultant. Since 2010, he’s been the director of programs for WorldOregon, where he produced more than 500 events on global issues with world leaders, Nobel laureates, celebrated authors, and international activists. 

Dennis Galvan

Dennis Galvan is Dean and Vice Provost for Global Engagement at the University of Oregon. He is also a Professor of Political Science and Global Studies. His research has mostly been in Senegal, West Africa and Central Java, Indonesia, where he studies how ordinary people mess with externally enforced rule systems in ways that make their lives more meaningful and functional. He is not a journalist, but as an administrator he is happy to support events like Extra! Extra! 

Charlie Dietz

Reporting Homefront News to Diasporas 
Charlie Deitz is a career faculty instructor at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication with years of broadcast reporting experience prior to academia. He worked with the founders of the Crossings Institute at its inception and was recently made a senior research fellow with the Institute. Last year, he escorted and directed a team of graduate and undergraduate students attending World Press Freedom Day’s 30th anniversary events at the United Nations world headquarters in New York City. His research focuses on media and journalism ethics and depictions of disability in the media. 

Gabriela Martinez

Professor Gabriela Martínez is an international award-winning documentary filmmaker who has produced, directed, or edited more than 12 ethnographic and social documentaries. Martínez is a scholar who specializes in international communication and the political economy of communication. Professor Martínez is the co-creator of the Latino Roots in Oregon project, a faculty/student- and grassroots-led historical digital repository.

Chris Chavez

Discussion with Edward R. Murrow Fellows 
Chris Chávez is the Carolyn S. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Advertising and the Director of the Center for Latina/o and Latin American Studies. His research lies at the intersection of globalization, media, and culture, and it explores two main themes: The ways in which global media industries organize and re-organize collective identity, and the degree to which marginalized communities can be empowered within the constraints of marketplace dynamics. Chávez is the author of Isle of Rum: Havana Club, Cultural Mediation, and the Fight for Cuban Authenticity. His book The Sound of Exclusion: NPR and the Latinx Public forced critical introspection at the public radio network. His research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals, including Consumption, Markets and CultureInternational Journal of Communication, and Critical Studies in Media Communication.



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Kim Stafford

Poetry as a News Antidote 
Kim Stafford is Emeritus Professor at Lewis and Clark College in Oregon. He writes, teaches, and travels to raise the human spirit through poetry. In 1986, he founded the Northwest Writing Institute, and he has published a dozen books of poetry and prose, including The Muses Among Us: Eloquent Listening and Other Pleasures of the Writer’s Craft and 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared. His most recent book is the poetry collection Singer Come from Afar (Red Hen Press). He has taught writing in dozens of schools and community centers, and in Scotland, Italy, Mexico, and Bhutan. In 2018 he was named Oregon’s 9th Poet Laureate for a two-year term. 

Katherine Cocoran

In the Mouth of the Wolf: A Murder, A Cover-up, and the True Cost of Silencing the Press  
Katherine Corcoran served five years as Associated Press bureau chief for Mexico and Central America. She has served as an Alicia Patterson fellow, a Hewlett Fellow for Public Policy at the Kellogg Institute at the University of Notre Dame, and a Logan Nonfiction Program fellow. At the AP, she led an award-winning team that broke major stories about cartels, state-sponsored violence, and abuse of authority in Mexico and Central America. Her columns about Mexican politics and press freedom have appeared in the Washington Post, the Houston Chronicle, Time and Univision Online, among other publications. She is a former co-director of Cronkite Noticias, the bilingual reporting program at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and of MasterLAB, an investigative editor training program in Mexico City.

Jeff Kamen

Why I Have Not Returned to Mississippi Since Covering MLK in the Sixties  
In the earliest days of NPR’s “All Things Considered,” editors called charter correspondent Jeff Kamen “El Lobo” because they felt he was going to “wind up dead or in an alley somewhere soon” based on the aggressive way he was covering the news. In another book about NPR, the author describes Kamen as “combative.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a different perspective. Dr. King called Kamen “my ubiquitous friend.” Throughout his long and storied career, Kamen has covered the news for NBC News, NPR, Mutual Radio, CBC and PBS as a reporter, photographer, news anchor and documentary filmmaker. Today, Emmy Award-winner Kamen is writing his third book. Kamen self-exiled in his own country from Mississippi back to Chicago after being threatened and beaten by the KKK.

Kate Musgrave

UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication, Safe Spaces for Journalists in Conflict Situations 
Kate Musgrave is an expert in media development, specializing in media viability, countering disinformation and democratic transitions. At UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC), she leads the Programme’s research and media viability work, including mechanisms to strengthen international aid. She also supports IPDC’s flagship project, “Safe Spaces for Journalists in Conflict Situations.” Musgrave was the associate editor of UNESCO’s World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development global report. Previously, she worked with the Center for International Media Assistance at the National Endowment for Democracy. Musgrave holds an MA in international affairs from American University’s School of International Service.

Alex Cole

Keeping the Lights On—Highlights from the Latest Research on Media in Exile and What They Need to Keep Reporting  
Alex Cole is the vice president of External Affairs at Internews. Cole oversees communications, advocacy, and individual fundraising for Internews, a nonprofit that supports independent media in 100 countries, including journalists living in exile. Cole is also an adjunct professor in the Integrated Marketing and Communications Master’s Degree Program at Georgetown University. Previously, as a principal at Monitor 360 and a vice president at Hattaway Communications, Cole led large-scale advocacy, branding, and thought leadership initiatives for organizations such as the Ford Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CARE, NDI and Human Rights Campaign. He holds a BA from Vassar College and an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. 

Wokak Kim

More Sounds of Exile 
Korean-born clarinetist Wonkak Kim has captivated audiences worldwide with his “excellent breath control” and “exuberant musicianship.” Kim has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician at major venues throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia. A Naxos Recording Artist, he has garnered international acclaim with his extensive discography. The International Clarinet Association Journal lauded Kim’s “sensitive playing, a lovely sound and consummate facility” in François Devienne: Clarinet Sonatas. On his most recent Naxos release of Stephen Krehl’s Clarinet Quintet, American Record Guide wrote: “Kim renders the Clarinet Quintet with a clear and nicely rounded timbre…with seamless blend and excellent legato.” Kim’s live and recorded performances have been featured on Radio France, BBC Radio 3, Swedish Radio, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, CJPX Radio Classique Québec, Hong Kong RTHK, Korean Broadcasting System, and NPR stations around the US. Kim is an associate professor of clarinet at the University of Oregon.


Taking Root in Foreign Soil 
Astrid Vehstedt serves as the vice president and Writers-in-Exile officer at the PEN Center in Germany. Vehstedt was born in Hamburg and studied directing at the Hochschule für Musik. She founded and directed the Ensemble Interculturel for Contemporary Music Theater in Brussels. Vehstedt has also contributed interdisciplinary work as an author, director and filmmaker. Some of her selected works as playwright and/or director include Missa e Combattimento-scenes from a Holy War (Music by Monteverdi-Judith Weir) Brussels Opera and Breaking News IMPULS-Festival, Egmont (Goethe), National Theater Baghdad.


Exiled from Kabul 
Baktash Siawash is a journalist and was Afghanistan youngest elected parliamentarian. He is a Writers-in-Exile scholarship holder at the PEN Center in Germany, where he works closely with fellow speaker Astrid Vehstedt. Siawash comes from a family of renowned journalists who operated an independent newspaper in Kabul. In exile, Siawash started an online news channel that focuses on critical news, which is censored inside Afghanistan, and he is the founder of the Cultural Front of Afghanistan, a portal that increases access to information regarding Taliban abuses.


My Tour of Duty as Journalist in Zimbabwe: The Intersectionality of the Social Institutions that Affect a Zimbabwean 
Farai Gonzo earned her MA in International Relations and National Security Studies at the University of Zimbabwe and her PhD in Social Justice Education at the University of Toronto. The rural Zimbabwe native started her career as a news reporter for the Zimbabwean Broadcasting Corporation before becoming a sought-after international award winner, only to wind up as an enemy of the state for critical reporting of the government. The interrogation, imprisonment and torture she received forced the former radio journalist to leave her country and find refuge in Canada. Gonzo safely relocated to pursue her studies with the help of Massey College and the International Scholars at Risk Network. In 1995, she was awarded a fellowship by the Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists. Gonzo was then seconded to the United Nations headquarters in New York, where she was a reporter for United Nations Radio. As a professor at Centennial College, Gonzo teaches courses on global citizenship, human rights and political development.


Finding Sanctuary in Arizona 
Following overt threats to their lives, the Chiapas couple –who report on crime and migration throughout their professional careers—fled summer 2022 to Phoenix. From Arizona they lobbied for international attention to the plight of Mexican journalists, working with Reporters without Borders, Article 19, and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).


Finding Sanctuary in Arizona 
Following overt threats to their lives, the Chiapas couple –who report on crime and migration throughout their professional careers—fled summer 2022 to Phoenix. From Arizona they lobbied for international attention to the plight of Mexican journalists, working with Reporters without Borders, Article 19, and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

Kimberley Mangun

In (Racial) Exile: Editor Beatrice Morrow Cannady and the Portland, Oregon, Advocate 
Kimberley Mangun is an associate professor emerita of communication at the University of Utah, where she taught media history and reporting and researched the Black press and civil rights. Her award-winning book, A Force for Change: Beatrice Morrow Cannady and the Struggle for Civil Rights, 1912-1936, examined the career of the editor and publisher who advocated for equality for Black Oregonians. Mangun’s second award-winning book was a cultural biography of activist-editor Emory O. Jackson, who led the Birmingham, Alabama, World from 1940 to 1975. Mangun earned her doctorate at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. Her research is widely published in journals, books, and in print and online encyclopedias.

Javier Borelli

Censorship that Doesn't Stain Hands: Uncovering Stealth Threats to Independent Journalism in Latin America 
Javier Borelli is the host of Bravo Nius, a televised Argentinian news show. Borelli is responsible for community and membership at Cenital, a newsletter-based media outlet. He is also a media consultant specializing in sustainability and membership issues. In recent years, he has advised media organizations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua and Venezuela. Borelli was a Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University fellow, an Iberis Course fellow in Madrid and a fellow at the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists.


Gone But Not Forgotten—Family & Friends Left Behind 
Markos Kounalakis, PhD, is an author, publisher, journalist and scholar. During the 1980s and 1990s, Kounalakis worked as a foreign correspondent, covering wars and revolutions for Newsweek based in Rome and Vienna. He later ran the magazine’s Prague bureau before working in the USSR as the NBC-Mutual News Moscow correspondent. Kounalakis later became president and publisher of the Washington Monthly magazine. His authored books include Defying Gravity: The Making of Newton, Spin Wars & Spy Games: Global Media and Intelligence Gathering, and the newly released Freedom isn’t Free: The Price of World Order. Kounalakis is a visiting fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and an award-winning syndicated foreign affairs columnist. President Barack Obama appointed him to the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Dan Morrison

Threats and Responses Unique to Photojournalism 
Dan Morrison is a professor of practice at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. He was born and raised in Kelso, Washington, and enlisted in the Marine Corps following high school graduation. After Morrison’s discharge, he played football at the Eastern Washington University, before transferring to the University of Washington. Morrison dropped out of college in 1976 to pursue a hitchhiking expedition across Europe and a year-long residency in Israel. He returned to the U.S. and worked on oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico before pursuing a career in photojournalism at the University of Texas. While an undergraduate in 1982, Morrison worked as a stringer photojournalist for the Associated Press in El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Honduras, and he covered the Israeli invasion of southern Lebanon. After graduating from UT, Morrison worked as a photojournalist in Latin America, covered the Marines stationed at the Beirut, Lebanon, airport and spent four months traveling with Jonas Savimbi's rebel forces in Angola. In 2010, he embedded with the 2/6 Marines in Marjah, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Morrison earned his Master’s in Public Affairs from the UT Lyndon Johnson School of Public Affairs.

Julia Boboc

Julia Boboc is a first-generation American writer and audio storyteller majoring in journalism and minoring in linguistics at the University of Oregon. Her passions include profile and feature writing, as well as podcasting and interviewing. Boboc’s goal is to become a journalist who sheds light on issues facing marginalized communities, including immigrants and sexual assault survivors. She is currently a staff writer for Clark Honors College Communications and a podcast producer for the Daily Emerald, UO’s independent student newspaper. 

Mario Ponce

Mario Ponce is a senior at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication from Caracas, Venezuela. He is interested in reporting about politics, culture, society and sports. Ponce has worked for two on-campus media organizations, DuckTV and KWVA. During his time with DuckTV, a student broadcasting station, he has covered the 2023 Venezuelan Unitary Platform primary elections in Seattle, Washington, and numerous Oregon athletic events. While with the student radio station, KWVA, he has covered Oregon and Bushnell sports. Ponce is a native Spanish speaker and produces all his work in both Spanish and English.


Old and New Threats: Mexican Journalists and their Struggles in a New Age 
Jan-Albert Hootsen has served as the Mexico representative for the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) since 2016. In addition to his CPJ responsibilities, Hootsen is a reporter and editor for the Dutch newspaper Trouw and the Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws. He contributes regularly to the Dutch public radio broadcast Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (NOS). Hootsen’s work has appeared in Newsweek, America Magazine and the Washington Post. He holds a BA in journalism from Fontys University for Applied Sciences in Tilburg, Netherlands, and a BA in Language and Culture Studies from Utrecht University. Hootsen currently resides in Mexico City, where he is finishing an MA in Human Rights & Democracy at the Latin American Faculty for Social Sciences (FLACSO).

David Frank

The Legacy of "Don't Kill the Messenger" 
David Frank is a Professor Emeritus of Rhetoric and Political Communication in the Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon. He served as academic dean of the Clark Honors College and is the author and co-author of eight books and some 50 journal articles. Frank studies the use of rhetoric and argumentative reason in value conflicts. He also writes and teaches courses on rhetorical history and theory, civil rights rhetoric, the Israeli-Palestinian relationship, and the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities. Frank’s 2023 book, with Francis Mootz, on Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy received the Distinguished Publication Award from the National Communication Association.


Edward R. Murrow
fellowship awardee Latin American journalists
Daniela Romero Linares
editor-in-chief, Daily Pagina Siete, Bolivia
Patricia Claudia Soruco Cusi
periodista independiente de investigación, Bolivia
Maria Belen Mendoza Mendoza
journalist: OromarTv and Primicias, Ecuador
Carlos Rodrigo Estrada
editor and coordinator, Plaza Pública, Guatemala
Leon Cantella
journalist: Press and Society Institute and Los Angeles Times, Peru
Natalia Uval
journalist, La Diaria, Uruguay
Joelnix Boada
journalist, Correo del Caroni, Venezuela
Grisha Susej Vera
journalist, Venezuela



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