Inside Afghanistan: Mellissa Fung on Reporting from One of the World’s Most Fragile States

November 10-19, 2014 - On the airwaves and in print, former CBC journalist Mellissa Fung has brought Afghanistan’s stories home to Canadians – even after being abducted while on assignment at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Kabul. Drawing on her experiences reporting from the region over the last seven years, Mellissa will share what she has learned about Afghanistan, about its people, and about taking on a foreign assignment in one of the world’s most fragile countries. She will also reflect on what Afghans have gained since 2001… and why we must remain committed to the country at this crucial moment for Afghanistan’s future.

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This event is co-presented by Aga Khan Foundation Canada and our partner journalism schools across the country. Mellissa’s presentation will include an audience Q&A.

Please join us as we travel across Canada to bring this exciting talk and workshop to your university. All events are free and refreshments will be served.


University of King's College

Carleton University

Mount Royal University

Halifax, NS
Arts and Administration 
Building, Classroom 3

Monday, November 10
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
lunch included

Registration Closed

Ottawa, ON
River Building, Room 2220

Tuesday, November 11
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
reception to follow

Registration Closed

Calgary, AB
Main Building, Room Y224
(West Gate Entrance)

Wednesday, November 12
6:00 pm to 7:15 pm 
reception to follow

Registration Closed








University of British Columbia

University of Regina

Concordia University

Humber College

Vancouver, BC
Sing Tao Building, Room 104

Friday, November 14
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm 
lunch included

Registration Closed

Regina, SK
Administration Humanities
Building, Room 105.2.2

Monday, November 17
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
lunch included

Registration Closed

Montreal, QC
Communication Studies/Journalism
Building, Room CJ3.306
(Loyola Campus)

Tuesday, November 18
4:15 pm to 5:30 pm 
reception to follow

Registration Closed

Toronto, ON
L Building, Room L4005 
(Lakeshore Campus)

Wednesday, November 19
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
lunch included

Registration Closed

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Mellissa Fung

Award-winning journalist and former CBC correspondent Mellissa Fung has been on the frontlines of a wide range of stories on both Canadian and world affairs for the last 20 years. She covered the war in Afghanistan, and produced the award-winning documentaries Canada’s Ugly Secret and No Country for Horses. She received the prestigious Gracie Award for her interview Comparing Notes from Captivity. Her bestselling first book, Under an Afghan Sky, chronicles her experience as a hostage after she was kidnapped while on assignment in Afghanistan in 2008. In 2013, Fung returned to Afghanistan to report on the continuing challenges that exist there for women and girls. In addition to the CBC, her work has appeared in The Walrus, The Toronto Star, GlobalPost, and PBS among other publications. She has been featured as a keynote speaker for organizations as diverse as the Women for Women in Afghanistan, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and the American Bar Association. Fung lives in Washington, DC

This series is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.


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