Cultivating Social Impact Through Media: YEP Presents Journalist Bofta Yimam

Young Ethiopian Professionals, YEP, presents Ethiopian American journalist Bofta Yimam on Friday, March 22 at 6 pm at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington DC. (Photo credit: Fox13 News)

Tadias Magazine
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Publish: Monday, March 18, 2013

Washington DC (TADIAS) – Award-winning Journalist Bofta Yimam is the featured guest speaker at a networking event in Washington D.C. on March 22nd hosted by the local organization Young Ethiopian Professionals (YEP).

Bofta, who is a native of Washington, D.C. and a graduate of University of Maryland, College Park, is currently a reporter for Fox 13 News in Memphis, Tennessee. She was a recipient of a Regional Emmy Award given by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Nashville/Mid-South Chapter) in January 2013 for her excellence in “Continuing Coverage” of the story of rape victim Kimberlee Morton whose activism changed the law in Tennessee. Kimberlee’s Law was signed by Governor Bill Haslam last year. Bofta interviewed Kimberlee for the segment.

The event’s announcement said the theme for the upcoming gathering is “Change Agent: Cultivating Social Impact Through Media. Here’s your chance to ask questions and engage directly with Bofta Yimam and take this opportunity to expand your knowledge and network amongst a vibrant group of diverse professionals.”

If You Go:
Friday, March 22 at 6 pm
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Choate Room).
1779 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20036.
(Few minutes walk from DuPont Circle Metro).
More info at www.yepnetworks.org
This is a free event, but with limited seats, registration is required for admission.
Click here to secure your place.
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Watch: Bofta Yimam’s Emmy Award Acceptance Speech Saturday, January 26 2013, Nashville

Watch: TADIAS interview with Bofta Yimam of Fox 13 News (WHBX)


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