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Full video: Public Lecture by Ali Velshi - "Breaking The News: How Unfettered Information Broke Journalism, and How to Fix It"

University of Central Asia
19 June 2024

Ali Velshi, an award-winning journalist, delivered a public lecture titled "Breaking The News: How Unfettered Information Broke Journalism, and How to Fix It" at UCA’s Central Administration Office in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on June 13, 2024. The event was attended both in person and virtually by a large audience, including media experts, researchers, students, faculty, and staff of UCA. Dr. Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at UCA, introduced Ali to the audience.

Watch the full video of the lecture here:

Ali Velshi is an award winning journalist, host of "Velshi" and Chief Correspondent for MSNBC, and a weekly economics contributor to NPR's "Here And Now."

He has covered multiple U.S. Midterm and Presidential elections and significant news stories around the globe, including extensive reporting from Israel during the war with Israel and Hamas, Ukraine and across Central and Eastern Europe during the Russian invasion, the Syrian refugee crisis from Turkey and Jordan, and the Iran Nuclear Deal in Tehran. He hosts the "Velshi Banned Book Club” on MSNBC, and the "Velshi Banned Book Club" podcast. 

Velshi is known for his immersive on-the-ground reporting and his interactive discussions with small groups, which form part of his ongoing series, Velshi Across America. He previously worked as an anchor and correspondent for Al Jazeera America and CNN. He has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards, and is the recipient of two National Headliner Awards and a Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award.

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