Former L.A. Times Journalist Lectures on Media Obstacles During Georgia Visit

Former journalist of the Los Angeles Times, Bill Rempel, is visiting Georgia to hold a public lecture about challenges investigating journalists are facing today.

Rempel has had a long and eventful career at the LA Times, both as a writer and an editor. He has produced an impressive collection of high-profile projects and change-makers.His reporting triggered government investigations, exposed White House and Pentagon scandals, and prompted reforms of state courts and consumer protection laws.

Groundbreaking reports on Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda were published before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and his extensive coverage of supertanker safety flaws began years before the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster.

He has co-authored exclusive reports detailing secret U.S. arms deals with Iran, tracking tons of explosives smuggled to terrorist camps in Libya, tracing embargoed nuclear technology out of South Africa and documenting sales and leases of Ukrainian cargo planes to Colombian drug lords.

Rempel’s work has been recognized with numerous journalistic honors, including an Overseas Press Club award and the Gerald Loeb Award. He was also a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.

His current project for Harper Collins is a biography due for delivery in 2016.

Rempel will deliver his public lecture within the US Embassy Speaker program in Frontline Club Georgia, on Friday, at 7pm.

28 September 2015 15:36