Deb Amos—Telling Women’s Stories from the Middle East

April 2nd, 2014 in Uncategorized by 0 Comments


This week, Deborah Amos, NPR’s Peabody Award winning foreign correspondent, is talking to our “Telling Stories on Air” class at the UCB Graduate School of Journalism.

Deb is a master at drawing us into complex, usually faceless, international issues through peoples’ personal stories — many from the perspective of women and girls — a girl scout troop in a Syrian refugee camp; a car ride through the streets of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, with a woman behind the wheel; a performance of “Waiting for Godot” in Tehran. Deb’s insights are brilliant. The rapport she has with the people she interviews is unmatched.

We thought we’d share the list of stories she recommended to our class. Many thanks to Deb for her creative and moving work and for generously sharing her experiences with our class and us all.


A Syrian Refugee Camp With Girl Scouts And A Safeway Store

Saudi Female Activists To Get Behind The Wheel Again

‘Waiting For Godot’ Strikes A Chord In Tehran

Also, take a look at her book “Eclipse of the Sunnis: Power, Exile and Upheavel in the Middle East.”

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