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Press Under Fire Symposia 2004
For the second year, the anniversary of Daniel's death will be marked by journalists with reflections on the media and conflict.

“Press Under Fire: Foreign Correspondents in Conflict Situations”
Wednesday May 5, 2004: 7 p.m.
Building 120, 4th Floor Knight Fellows Lounge (Room 433)
Stanford University
Three acclaimed journalists Mika Mäkeläinen of the Finnish Broadcasting Co.; Olena Prytula, editor-in-chief and owner, Ukrayiska Pravda in Kiev, Ukraine, and Eric Weiner, foreign correspondent for National Public Radio, will talk about their experiences as foreign correspondents and the dangers they see associated with it.
For more information, please contact David Nabti; tel 650-724-5863 or [email protected]

Pressure Under Fire
Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Nieman Foundation at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Dr. Anthony Feinstein is a professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto and a neuropsychiatrist at Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. His new book, Dangerous Lives (Thomas Allen, Oct. 2003) focuses on his work studying post-traumatic stress disorder in war journalists.
For additional details please contact Seth Effron at [email protected] .

The Press Under Fire
Wednesday, February 18, 2004: 12:30pm-2:00pm
The Annenberg School of Journalism, USC
Room 240, The University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
Jonathan Friedland, L.A. Bureau Chief, Wall Street Journal
Geoffrey Mohan, L.A. Times & International Reporter
From London, Rodney Pinder, Director of
Moderated by USC Prof. Murray Fromson & Adjunct Kieran Baker
Read the USC Daily Trojan article on this event.

“Reporting Atrocity: War, Neutrality and the Danger of Taking Sides” Tuesday, February 17, 2004: noon
The Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy
Kalb Seminar Room, Taubman 275
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Speaker: Samantha Power, the Pulitzer prize-winning author of A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide.
Read the Harvard University Gazette article on this event. 

Commemorations - February 2004

An Evening of Discussion and Readings from the Book: "I  Am Jewish"
Tuesday, April 27, 2004, 7:30 pm
The Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
Speakers: Dennis Prager, Uri Herscher, Rabbi Harold Schulweis, Sara Silverman, Vidal Sassoon, Judea Pearl and others.
For more information please call: (310) 440-4578

Friday Night Service dedicated to the memory of Daniel Pearl
Friday, February 27, 2004, 8:15 pm
Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA

Daniel Pearl Memorial Concert in Paris
Violin recital by Liza Kerob
First Violinist of the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Tuesday, February 24, 2004, 10:00pm
Location: Mairie du XVIe - 71, avenue de Henri Martin – 75116 PARIS (Métro Pompe).
Andante – 2e Sonate pour violon J.S. BACH
Chaconne – 2e Partita J.S. BACH
Csardas - MONTI
Adagio – 3e Sonate J.S. BACH

“I Am Jewish” an Evening of Reflection Inspired by Daniel Pearl
On the second anniversary of Daniel Pearl's murder, the public is invited to join Daniel's father and other contributors to the anthology “ I Am Jewish ” in an evening of reflections and discussion of Daniel's last words.
Tuesday, February 24, 2004, 8:00pm
Location: Kaufmann Concert Hall,
92nd Street at Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
Readers this evening include Leon Botstein, Sam Freedman, Debbie Friedman, Daniel Goldhagen, Ida Haendel, Bernard-Henri Levy, Judea Pearl, Thane Rosenbaum, Vidal Sassoon, Daniel Schorr, Mike Wallace, Rabbi Eric Yoffie and many others.

Daniel Pearl Remembered
Sunday, February 22, 2004: 1:00pm
The Greater Baltimore Jewish Community Center
3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue
Owings Mills, Maryland
Featuring the documentary "Journalists: Killed in the Line of Duty," musician Irina Lande (piano) and her son Anton Lande (violin), and remarks by Marianne Scott of the Daniel Pearl Foundation.
For more information, please contact Joshua Speiser by phone (410) 356-5200 x506 or email [email protected].

Interfaith Program in Honor of the Life of Daniel Pearl
Thursday, February 19, 2004: 4:30 p.m.
Spiegel Auditorium, Yitzhak Rabin Hillel Center
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
For further information call StandWithUs (310) 836-6140 or Hillel at UCLA (310) 208-3081
Read the UCLA Daily Bruin article on this event.

Letter from Judea and Ruth Pearl
February 16, 2004
At this time two years ago, people of all faiths were united in prayer for the safe return of our only son, Daniel Pearl.  A few weeks later, on February 21st, the world learned of his murder and mourned collectively. 

Daniel Pearl lived a life that knew no geographical boundaries, with a spirit that knew no prejudice. Through journalism and music, he communicated friendship, understanding and mutual respect in many parts of the world. 

This year we will again observe the anniversary of his death in ways that remember and honor Daniel Pearl as a journalist, a Jew, a citizen of the world and a dialogue-maker.

We thank the journalism schools that are honoring our son and fellow journalists who have died while pursuing the truth by holding discussions about the Press Under Fire. 

We invite you, our larger family of friends and people of goodwill the world over, to engage your own local communities 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.

Judea and Ruth Pearl
Daniel Pearl's parents


First Anniversary - February 2003

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