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Monday, January 20, 2014, 12:00 - 13:30

One of the most recognizable voices of the independent media in the United States.

Amy Goodman,
Executive Director of Democracy Now!

Language: The speech and Q & A will be in English with simultaneous interpretation

 Investigative journalist Amy Goodman has become one of the most recognizable voices of the independent media in the United States since she began hosting the TV, radio and cyber news program "Democracy Now" in 1996. The program has consistently challenged what she sees as the mainstream orthodoxy of US broadcasting values, and championed popular resistance to economic and political power. Her work has earned her a string of awards, including the Right Livelihood Award, referred to as the Alternative Nobel, in 2008.

 Goodman and her broadcasting crew will come to Japan in January to speak at a university in Tokyo and in Kyoto, and do several live-broadcasts of her one-hour news show from Tokyo. As part of her visit, she will travel to Hiroshima as well as to report on the aftermath of the nuclear disaster, nearly three years after it was triggered by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. She has agreed to come to the FCCJ and discuss her work, along with her thoughts on nuclear disaster the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the recently passed state secrecy protection bill and the US-Japan alliance.

 Born in 1957, Goodman earned her reporting stripes in a series of skirmishes with authority, including one in which she was beaten by Indonesian soldiers in East Timor. In one of her most famous on-air confrontations, she questioned President Bill Clinton about his record on Election Day 2000. She has also written several books, including The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance and Hope.

 Please reserve in advance, 3211-3161 or on the website(still & TV cameras inclusive). The charge for members/non-members is 1,700/2,600 yen; non-members eligible to attend may pay in cash. (Menu: oven fried chicken with mustard) Reservations canceled less than one hour in advance for working press members, and 24 hours for all others, will be charged in full. Reservations and cancellations are not complete without confirmation. For meal service, please enter the room by 12:25.

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