This morning, I was privileged to moderate an event titled ‘Global Café” sponsored by Global Ties Arizona and the Scottsdale Independent. We had an enlightening panel discussion with journalists from Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and our own Terrence Thornton from the Scottsdale Independent.
The international journalists spoke about their time in the America; their perspectives on the importance of a free press abroad and in the US; and how vital their role is in informing citizens about the world.
In addition to the panelists, Global Ties Arizona brought ten other international journalists to the City of Scottsdale. I met some incredible individuals from the Middle East who are passionate and brave in covering the events that matter, and I am so proud of my constituents for recognizing their effort and are interested in engaging with other cultures and perspectives.
Thank you to all who attended today, and I hope to see more of you at the next Global Cafe event!