Working for the People: Lamees Dhaif

Last week I had the pleasure of sitting down with exiled Bahraini journalist, Lamees DhaifLamees Dhaif before she received the 2012 Tully award at Syracuse University.

She was an inspiring and informative speaker, encouraging her audience to be grateful for their rights, and to support those who struggle for the same freedoms, especially free speech.

Using social media, she continues to critique the Bahrain government and their constrictive policies. She’s been very successful, amassing over 100K followers on twitter alone.

You can read my recap of her visit and acceptance speech over at the S.I. Newhouse website, and the live tweet recap of the evening here.

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