Media Talk: Is it over for frontline reporting?
Tue 13th November, 7.00pm RSVP essential
Location: New York â€“ Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main St, Brooklyn NY 11201
Is it now too dangerous to do frontline reporting given the targeting of journalists and the risk of being taken hostage in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Somalia?
What can be done to get access to those countries shutting out journalists and
preventing them from showing the world what their governments are doing to
their citizens? Burma/Myanmar, Zimbabwe and Sudan? Is going undercover or
training local journalists the way to tell these stories?
Speakers: Jon Lee Anderson (The New Yorker), Ron Haviv (VII Photo
Agency), Francesca Unsworth (BBC), Chuck Lustig (ABC news), Ghaith
Abdul-Ahad (The Guardian) other speakers to be confirmed.
The Frontline Clubâ€™s second New York is together with VII Photo Agency. The
event will be opened by Open Society Instituteâ€™s President Aryeh Neier. The
Frontline Club and VII Photo Agency will then pay tribute to Alexandra Boulat
who passed away in Paris on October 5.
After the discussion on whether â€œIs it Over for Frontline Reporting?â€ there will be
an open reception.
Jon Lee Andersonâ€” Staff writer for The New Yorker, reporting from
Afghanistan, Iraq, and Lebanon. He is the author of “The Fall of Baghdad” and
“The Lion’s Grave: Dispatches from Afghanistan”.
Fran Unsworth â€“ the Head of News Gathering at BBC. It is the world’s largest
broadcast Newsgathering operation with 41 international bureaux and seven in
the UK and Ireland.
Chuck Lustig — Director of Foreign News at ABC news.
Ron Haviv â€“ Co-founder of VII, his work is published by Fortune, The NY Times
Magazine, Time, Vanity Fair, Paris Match and Stern. He has published two
collections of his photographs Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal and
Afghanistan: On the Road to Kabul.
Ghaith Abdul-Ahad — an Iraqi journalist who began working after the U.S.
invasion and has written for The Guardian and Washington Post and published
photographs in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The
Guardian, The Times amongst others.
Book your place by contacting Lydia El Khouri or go to www.frontlineclub.com
and reserve your seat online.
[a former member]
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Mar 12 2008
New York, DUMBO