An Al Jazeera America investigative report by Anjali Kamat '00 received a Peabody Award today, and Kamat will be on campus Thursday, April 3 to show the Fault Lines episode and answer questions.
"Made in Bangladesh" examines the case of a garment factory fire in that country that killed 119 people, and according to the Peabody website, presents evidence that U.S. retailers like Walmart ignore dangerous working conditions and practices in the garment industry.
Kamat will present the episode at 7 p.m. April 3 in Pomona College's Hahn 101 (420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont). A Q&A will follow.
A former producer and correspondent for DemocracyNow!, Kamat hails from south India, and has lived in Egypt and Jordan. She has reported on social movements across the Middle East and South Asia, including the 2011 uprisings in Egypt and Libya. Kamat is a book review editor at the Arab Studies Journal and on the editorial committee of the Middle East Research and Information Project.
The Peabody is the oldest award in broadcasting recognizing excellence in storytelling.