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First Anniversary – February 2003
Press Under Fire Symposia
February 2003
A number of panels on media and conflict were held to observe the one-year anniversary of Danny's death. All were free and open to the public. The panels were a chance to reflect on the values for which Danny lived, and the risks that journalists around the world continue to face. Panels were held in the following cities:

New York




The Daniel Pearl Foundation gratefully appreciates the work of the institutions that organized the events:

New York: The South Asian Journalists Association

Boston: The Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy  (Harvard University)

Paris: The Center for the Study of International Communications &
The American University of Paris

Letter from Judea and Ruth Pearl
January 22, 2003
On the first anniversary of Daniel Pearl's death, his parents make a plea for a united, safe, and humane world.
At this time last year, people of all faiths were united in prayer for the safe return of our son, Daniel Pearl. A few weeks later, on February 21, the world learned of his murder and mourned collectively. This year we will observe the one-year anniversary of his death in synagogues in ways that remember and honor Daniel Pearl as a Jew, a citizen of the world, and a dialogue-maker.
We invite you, our larger family of friends and people of goodwill the world over, to engage your own local congregations and communities to include a somewhat unique memorial service in remembrance of Daniel, by inviting people of all faiths, including members of neighborhood churches, mosques, synagogues, and temples to participate in a united prayer for a sane and humane world.
We are convinced that we will all be strengthened when people of courage stand together in solidarity against terrorism, racism, and the anti-Semitism that took our son's life. We hope that by bringing together people of different beliefs, building trust, and uniting them in a common stand for sanity and humanity, our son's life ­ and his untimely death ­ will make a difference.
With appreciation for all your support,
Judea and Ruth Pearl

For more information on memorial events, visit these pages:

Hillel's Center for Jewish Engagement

Museum of Tolerance Memorial Service

Museum of Tolerance Candle Lighting

Jerusalem Memorial

New York City Memorial

American Islamic Congress—Cambridge, MA (PDF)

London School of Economics Memorial

Internet dialogue/memorial

Partial List of Events


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