The Legacy of Daniel Pearl
September 26, 2008 5:51 PM Subscribe
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In January, 2002, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl disappeared in Karachi, Pakistan while seeking to meet with shadowy figures he believed to be connected with Richard Reid, the "shoe bomber." Before long, it became clear he had been kidnapped, and then that his captors had murdered him. His family responded by setting up a foundation
with the mission "to promote cross-cultural understanding through journalism, music, and innovative communications." Among the events and programs sponsored by the foundation:Daniel Pearl World Music Days
(coming up, October 1-31)
The Daniel Pearl Dialogue for Muslim-Jewish Understanding
, featuring Pearl's father Judea Pearl and Akbar Ahmed.
Pearl World Youth News
, which aims to develop journalistic skills among secondary school students around the world.
The Daniel Pearl Fellowships
, which brings mid-career reporters and editors to work in U.S. newsrooms.