Face-to-Face: Undercover in Bahrain

Course Overview

Face-to-Face: Undercover in Bahrain
Seminar Snapshot
Time Estimate:
One hour

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May Ying Welsh was the last television journalist in Bahrain during the 2011 uprising. Working undercover, she reported the story that the Western media had turned away from. She shares a moment she considers the highlight of her reporting career. It began when she climbed onto a recreational vehicle at Pearl Roundabout to get a better shot of the protest. Her work turned into the documentary "Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark," which won several awards, including a 2011 George Polk Award for Television Documentary.

In addition to the replay of the live "Face-to-Face" conversation on April 30, 2012, this Seminar Snapshot includes teaching resources designed to help students develop their news literacy skills. These include lesson plans and activities, a quiz and group discussion questions.

What Will I Learn:
  • An understanding of the deeper issues of foreign correspondence
  • Big-picture issues of journalism’s role at home and abroad, such as ethics and press freedom
  • Concerns about your own potential future as a foreign correspondent

This Seminar Snapshot also includes resources for teachers to use in the classroom.

Who should take this course:

High school and college students who are looking to expand their view on what it means to be a correspondent in a foreign country, as well as teachers who want to help students develop their news literacy skills.

Training Partner:

Face-to-Face: Conversations with Journalists

Face-to-Face: Conversations with Journalists puts students in touch with journalists they'd never otherwise meet, learning about the immense power of reliable information—and the challenges of getting it. Each month during the academic year, a newsmaker will speak live to hundreds of students in a virtual conversation that includes five schools—from high schools to universities.

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