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ONSDAG 22 MAJ 2019

Communication in a mass communication society | Joakim Medin | TEDxUppsalaUniversity

Joakim Medin om sitt erfarenheter som journalist i Irak och Syrien, om hur media censurerat hans berättelser om kurdernas roll i kampen mot ISIS mm. Joakim Medim is a freelance journalist who, among other things, documented the military coup in Honduras, covered the political development in Central America, Hungary and Turkey and specialized in the refugee crisis and the socio-political response in Lebanon. Medin tells the stories that have been untold and fight for media where it has been oppressed. In 2014, when he was covering the humanitarian crisis in Syria, Medin was arrested by the Syrian government and was kept in isolation in a 3-by-6-foot cell. After heavy interrogation he was moved to Damascus for further questioning. It was only after the intervention of Syrian Kurdish officials that Medin and his translator were finally released. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
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