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“Journalism Ethics and the Law” by Elizabeth Colton

June 18, 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

“Journalism Ethics and the Law” will be presented by Elizabeth (Liz) Colton at the Sunday, June 18, 2023 meeting of the Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville, 2:30 – 4:00 pm at 227 Edgewood Rd, Asheville, NC. This will be a hybrid meeting, in-person and also available for interactive conversation by Zoom. All are welcome to attend.

Join Diplomat & Journalist in Residence, Warren Wilson College, Elizabeth Colton, for a discussion on Journalism ethics and the law, freedom of the press & expression, human rights, the work of Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) worldwide and the case of The Blade reporters covering the homeless removal in Asheville.

Liz Colton is an international speaker, analyst/commentator on politics-diplomacy-the news media, author, reporter, editor, civil rights activist, Peace Corps volunteer, Ph.D., Fulbright scholar, university professor, war+diplomatic correspondent and diplomat. All the dreams Colton had as a kid growing up in Asheville, she turned into a reality, crisscrossing the globe. Her resume, once marked with “Top Secret Security Clearance” when she was a Foreign Service Officer, reads like a fast-paced action novel. She holds a Ph.D. in Social-Anthropology from the London School of Economics & Political Science and two Master’s degrees from Vanderbilt University.

Liz Colton is the board-chair of the RSF-USA/North America bureau-committee for the Paris-based global organization RSF – Reporters Sans Frontières/ Reporters Without Borders. Dr. Colton is a UNITAR + partner international universities’ professor of global online courses on Diplomacy and International Affairs, Board Member-DACOR (Diplomacy Organization for Foreign Affairs Professionals); former Board Member-Public Diplomacy Council, Washington, D.C.; Occasional Lecturer-International Shipboard Education (ISE)/Semester at Sea, University of Virginia; and has taught and lectured at universities and conferences around the world.  She serves on the board of The Martin Luther King, Jr., Association of Asheville & Buncombe County.  The Leadership Asheville Forum this May presented her with its 2023 Circle of Excellence Award for community service.


June 18, 2023
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Friends Meeting House
227 Edgewood Rd
Asheville, NC
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