SOURCE: Leo Baeck Temple

March 17, 2011 13:00 ET

Media Alert: Noted Middle East Journalists Make Rare U.S. Appearance to Lead Discussion on Democratization of Nations Throughout Region

Leo Baeck Temple Opens Event Up to the Public

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2011) -


Two of the most notable women journalists in the Middle East will make a rare appearance together in the U.S. to lead a dialogue about whether unrest in the region can lead to newfound democracy, as well as discuss the role of women in Middle Eastern media.


Felice Friedson, President & CEO, The Media Line Ltd.
Nadia Al-Sakkaf, Editor-in-Chief, The Yemen Times
Ken Chasen, Senior Rabbi, Leo Baeck Temple


Friedson and Al-Sakkaf will address the current movement toward democracy in the Middle East, with special attention given to the impact on Americans, whether recent revolutions in the area will result in democracy or just an exchange of leadership, and the role of women in Middle Eastern media.


Thursday, March 31, 2011, 7:00 p.m.


Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles


Leo Baeck Temple has opened this event up to the public at no cost; attendees should call 310-476-2861 to RSVP and reserve a space.


Press interested in covering the event must be credentialed in advance. One-on-one interviews will be available with Friedson, Al-Sakkaf and Chasen.


Since its founding in 1947, Leo Baeck Temple has become one of the most well-known Reform temples in the country. The temple is a welcoming and inclusive community committed to searching for moral, spiritual and intellectual nourishment that can be shared with the rest of the world. Leo Baeck Temple has firmly established itself as an organization driven to raise awareness of issues facing the Jewish population and stimulating grassroots political and philanthropic action. More information can be found at

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