Aside from meeting with the j-school students, the Syrian journalists attended a Harley Davidson rally in Madison, WI (one commented there that now he knew he was in America), and they saw Mamma Mia after their stop in Morningside Heights. They also stopped in Washington DC, San Diego, and Milwaukee. While their days have been full of meetings on First Amendment freedoms and media transparency, the journalists have often found warm respite in Americans’ homes as dinner guests.


Cecilia D'Anastasio is a CJR intern