On Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at the Visura Salon Series— Journalist and activist Ahmed Benchemsi shared his story, told about the death threats, arrests, lawsuits, censorship, and boycotts he faced and discussed the challenges of being a secular, pro-democracy journalist and human rights activist in a region full of autocratic governments and Islamic fundamentalists. Ahmed Benchemsi is the Middle East and North Africa Advocacy and Communications Director for Human Rights Watch. The founder, publisher and editor of Morocco's best-selling weeklies TelQuel and Nishan, and the web-magazine FreeArabs.com, Benchemsi also shared his views on how the Middle East and North Africa are represented in Western media and the biases that sometimes result of sending inexperienced correspondents in the region rather than relying on local hires.
Visura Salon Series
The Visura Salon series is an evening event presented at the new POWERHOUSE Lounge, located in the upper deck of the DUMBO Arena bookstore. Curated by Visura founder Adriana Teresa Letorney—the Salon series will celebrate, with slideshows and...