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Event University of Wisconsin-Madison

Human Rights, Human Wrongs: Stories From the Frontlines

Event Date:

April 9, 2024 | 5:00 PM CDT TO 6:15 PM CDT

As the junta's crackdown intensifies, Eubank and his 500-plus trained “rangers” continue to aid...

Human Rights, Human Wrongs: Stories from the Frontlines: Jason Motlagh at University of Wisconsin Madison April 8-9


Grantee Jason Motlagh, a journalist and filmmaker who reports on conflict, migration, and human rights, will visit the University of Wisconsin-Madison on April 8-9. He will visit classes, nearby K-12 schools, and present his Pulitzer Center-supported project, Tracking War Crimes in Myanmar.

On April 9 at 5:00pm, join us for a conversation with Motlagh, an award winning journalist, photographer, and filmmaker whose work illuminates the complexities of conflict, culture, and human rights across the globe. Motlagh will focus on conflict and human rights abuses related to his recent reporting in Haiti, Myanmar, and the war in Afghanistan.

Motlagh, who is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, profiled Dave Eubank and his family in Myanmar. Eubank is a Christian missionary and a former United States Special Forces operative. He runs a renegade humanitarian group called the Free Burma Rangers (FBR). The group delivers aid to civilians under siege and documents human rights abuses. 

Motlagh spent several weeks with FBR on a transparency mission inside the Myanmar war zone to track its work documenting the crimes of government forces, “multiplying out of sight.”

He founded Blackbeard Media, where he produces, directs, and hosts news documentaries for Al Jazeera English, National Geographic, and others. He has received a National Magazine Award, an Overseas Press Club Award, Kurt Schork Award, Daniel Pearl Award, and an Emmy.

This is a hybrid event. Join in person at Science Hall 140 on the UW-Madison campus, or join online via Zoom. Register here.


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