Aryeh Green, head of MediaCentral in Jerusalem (a project of HonestReporting), whom many of you know, is visiting Aspen again for only two days later this month! If you'd like to get together with him and hear an update from the field about what's happening in Israel and the region - and in particular how his terrific project is helping the foreign press to report more accurately - join us for a no-host gathering at the Jerome on
Wednesday July 24th, between 7-10pm
For more information, email Aryeh at firstname.lastname@example.org
MediaCentral, a Jerusalem-based project of HonestReporting, provides services and support to members of the foreign press based in or visiting Israel and the region (www.m-central.org). With no political agenda, MediaCentral helps journalists explore the complexities of the issues, with briefings, field tours, contacts and recommendations for service-providers of all sorts – from drivers to translators, photographers to tour guides — and offers a unique drop-in center in the middle of Jerusalem, with computers, wifi, TVs and an extensive reference library. For over six years, MediaCentral has successfully impacted the accuracy and balance of reporting about Israel. See MediaCentral's video, with examples of events & comments by journalists and supporters (also at http://snipurl.com/mcvid10m).
About Aryeh Green:
Aryeh Green, director of MediaCentral, has an extensive background in both the public and private sectors, having served as a senior advisor to minister Natan Sharansky in the Israeli Prime Minister's office and as an executive or consultant for some of Israel's leading companies. Born and raised in the US, Aryeh has lived in Israel for almost 30 years, and is a well-known speaker in Israel and abroad. He holds masters degrees in international relations and in business, is an expert in regional affairs, media issues, and Israel history, and has been a leading advocate and activist for freedom and democracy in the region for over a decade.