Gary Lane, CBN International Correspondent

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The Third Humanity in Harmony-Daniel Pearl World Music Days program has added something new, a Journalist in Residence. The Humanity in Harmony Concert, set for Sunday October 18 at 2PM at the MacArthur Recital hall at the Flint Institute of Music has three parts, the concert, three workshops for students of all ages on Saturday October 17, $1,000 Journalism Scholarships and the Journalist in residence.

The first Humanity in Harmony-Daniel Pearl World Music Days Journalist in Residence is Gary Lane, a Flint area native and CBN News’ Chief International Correspondent. Gary Lane started his broadcast and journalism career while still at Davison High School, and later at WJRT TV as well as local radio stations WTRX, WGER and WKMF. He is a graduate of Davison High School and the University of Michigan-Flint. Since 1984 Lane has led international news coverage reporting from 120 countries. He also posts “The Global Lane” blog at cbn.com.

Recent events in the Middle East, and even here in the U.S.A., remind us how dangerous a reporter’s life can be. Mr. Lane just returned from Hungary where he was witnessing and reporting on the massive immigration crises now taking place in Europe. He will talk about that and address questions like, why is it important to cover news from dangerous places? What precautions he makes when traveling, how reporters, and their families, deal with the very real dangers they put themselves in, and he will talk about Daniel Pearl, a journalist; a reporter for the Wall Street Journal who was killed in Pakistan while reporting, and how his death affected how reporters work.

As part of the memorial to Daniel Pearl, the Humanity in Harmony Concert supports $1,000 in scholarships in journalism given by the Flint Journal/M-Live and the Flint Jewish Federation. This year’s theme:  Given the potential dangers as shown by current events and the story of Daniel Pearl, why do you think journalists overseas continue to risk their lives to report news in areas of conflict and push for freedom of the press?

Gary Lane will speak to Flint area Optimists as the West Flint Optimists Club invite members from around the area to their meeting Thursday morning at 7:30 at Valley Family Restaurant on the corner of Miller and Linden Road in Flint Township.

He will talk to students, faculty and the public at the University of Michigan-Flint-University Center on Thursday October 15 at noon. Mr. Lane will also talk about his work, dangers and challenges at the Rotary Club of Flint on Friday October 16.

For more information and a schedule of the Master’s programs, the Humanity in Harmony Concert and presentations by Gary Lane-Humanity in Harmony Artist in Residence, call the Flint Jewish Federation at (810) 767-5922, email ashleymusser@flintfed.org, or go to http://humanityinharmony.info.

Humanity in Harmony is presented thanks to generous grants from the Ravitz Foundation and MACACA.

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