WAMM (Women Against Military Madness) will hold a presentation on “Corporate Media Beats the Drums of War”, with Mnar Muhawesh, Founder, Editor in Chief of Mint Press News, on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m., at 4200 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis. The event is free and open to the public.
Mint Press News is an independent online news source seen through the lens of human rights and social justice and focusing on issues based reporting, in-depth investigations and thoughtful analysis. Mnar is also a regular speaker on responsible journalism, sexism, neoconservativism within the media and journalism start-ups.
The Minnesota-born daughter of Palestinian immigrants, Mnar lived in Jerusalem for four years, growing up in a household that paid close attention to both national and international affairs. A graduate of St. Cloud State University, Mnar started her career as an independent multimedia journalist covering Midwest and national politics while focusing on civil liberties and social justice issues, posting her reporting and exclusive interviews on her blog MintPress, which she later turned Mint Press into the global news source it is today.
In 2009, Muhawesh became the first American woman to wear the hijab to anchor/report the news in American media and is the first American Muslim woman to work as editor at large for an American newsroom.
“Corporations have turned our media into a mouthpiece for the interests of the elite, instead of a government watchdog. Real journalism in a true democracy provides a voice to the voiceless and protects the interests of the people so that the state is prevented from abusing its power.” —Mnar Muhawesh
The event is sponsored by the Mideast Committee of WAMM (Women Against Military Madness). For more information contact WAMM at 612-827-5364 or email [email protected].