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University of Georgia Postpones Visit from Liberian Journalist

Ebola strain
Posted at 4:46 AM, Oct 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-22 12:56:27-04

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The University of Georgia has postponed a visit from a Liberian journalist over Ebola concerns.

Officials said in a release that Washington Post reporter Todd Frankel will replace Wade C.L. Williams as a guest speaker during a free public lecture on the Ebola crisis Thursday.

Williams is editor of the news site FrontPage Africa and is a New Narratives fellow, which is a project to support African journalists.

UGA officials say Frankel spent 10 days in Sierra Leone and returned to America Sept. 1. UGA spokeswoman Sarah Freeman says Williams' visit was postponed because she's within a 21-day incubation period for the virus.

UGA officials say Frankel and three other writers will also speak on journalistic courage during a symposium at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.