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September 1, 2021

Leading Afghanistan war correspondents to discuss the fall and future of Afghanistan at National Press Club, Washington DC

National Press Club, Washington,

National Press Club, Washington,

Photos: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken addresses the press on the U.S. government’s efforts to bring Americans home and support the broader evacuation from Afghanistan, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on August 25, 2021. State Department photos by Ron Przysucha. [File Photos]

WASHINGTON, September 1, 2021 — In the lead up to the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, a panel of leading Afghanistan war correspondents will discuss the collapse of Afghanistan and the impact of the U.S. military withdrawal during a virtual Headliners event at 11 a.m. on September 3, hosted by National Press Club President Lisa Matthews of the Associated Press (AP).

Panelists include Atia Abawi, formerly NBC/CNN, Tom Bowman of National Public Radio, Kathy Gannon of AP, and Saad Mohseni, CEO of MOBY Media Group.

The panel convenes three days after the Biden Administration’s August 31 withdrawal deadline and one week after the deadliest day for U.S. troops in a decade, the Kabul airport bombing that killed 13 American service members and more than 90 Afghans.

This one-hour Headliner event program will stream live on the Club’s website and YouTube Channel as part of the Club’s Virtual Headliner series and is accessible to both the press and the general public.

With years of combined experience covering what’s been called “the forever war,” the journalists will share insights on humanitarian, military, and political consequences of an Afghanistan now under Taliban control.

The panel will talk about the groups now targeting America’s Afghan allies, the plight of Afghan women, the future of the Afghan media and female journalists, and the fate of billions of dollars worth of U.S.-made weapons.

About the panelists:

Founded in 1908, the National Press Club is the “World’s Leading Professional Organization for Journalists.” The Club has about 3,000 reporters, editors, and professional communicators worldwide, representing nearly every major news organization. It hosts almost 2,000 events per year in its 54,000 square foot facility in downtown Washington, just three blocks from the White House.

Source: National Press Club, Washington, DC


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