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VII/FRONTLINE CLUB Panel discussion at VII DUMBO (Feb 28th, 6:30pm)


Frontline Club is coming back to NY with an important new discussion featuring John Owen (Frontline Club), Marcus Bleasdale (VII), Steve Cassidy (UNICEF), Kimberly Dozier (CBS), Kris Torgeson (MSF) and Zain Verjee (CNN).

Location: VII DUMBO, 28 Jay Street (at the corner of Jay & Plymouth), DUMBO Brooklyn, NY 11201
Time: 6:30pm

This event is filling up fast! To get in, please visit the Frontline Club website and signup.


by [a former member] at 2008-02-14 19:51:54 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Venice CA , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

28 Feb 2008 00:02
Thursday, 28th February

by [former member] | 14 Feb 2008 20:02 | New York, United States | | Report spam→

The News Carers: Are aid groups doing too much real newsgathering? – NEW YORK

Thu 28th February, 6.30pm Price: FREE
With John Owen (Frontline Club), Marcus Bleasdale (VII), Steve Cassidy (UNICEF), Kimberly Dozier (CBS), Stephen Mayes (World Press Photo) and Kris Torgeson (MSF).
Location: VII Photo Agency, 28 Jay Street (at the corner of Jay & Plymouth), DUMBO Brooklyn, NY 11201
Are the media relying too much on aid groups and NGOs to provide pictures and video of the world’s forgotten crises? Or does it make no difference where we source our material? Does the public even know the difference?

One concern is that aid agencies may be showing pictures and telling stories to raise money and provoke public outcry rather than providing objective assessments of humanitarian crises. Should organisations be more diligent in telling the public where they source their material?

John Owen, Chairman of The Frontline Club and Professor at City University.

Marcus Bleasdale (VII) has spent eight years covering the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has published in the UK, Europe and the US in publications such as The Sunday Times Magazine, The Telegraph Magazine, Geo Magazine, The New Yorker, TIME, Newsweek and National Geographic.

Stephen J Cassidy (UNICEF) is the Chief of the Internet, Television, Radio and Image section at UNICEF. He was Deputy Managing Editor for CNN from 1990 until 2001 handling features and logistics for CNN’s international news coverage.

Kimberly Dozier (CBS) is a CBS News correspondent who has worked primarily in Baghdad since August 2003. She has covered Iraq and the Middle East extensively for the CBS Evening News, The Early Show and CBS Radio News. In Baghdad in 2006 she was critically injured and journalists/cameraman Paul Douglas and soundman James Brolan were lost in the bombing.

Stephen Mayes (World Press Photo) has worked with photography, art and journalism for 20 years. He is currently director of the image archive at Art + Commerce (New York). While Director of Network Photographers (1989 – 1994), London’s leading independent reportage agency, Stephen chaired the World Press Photo competition and curated several photographic exhibitions including Positive Lives which continues to tour in four continents.

Kris Torgeson (Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières) is the Communications Director of MSF in the US.

by [former member] | 14 Feb 2008 20:02 (ed. Feb 25 2008) | Venice CA, United States | | Report spam→
Hope to see you all there…should be an excellent discussion…new VII member Marcus Bleasdale will be in the mix, as will Stephen Mayes, who is a member of VII’s board. Both excellent speakers. Kimberly, Stephen and Kris are equally compelling…all in all, should be plenty of brain food for everyone


by [former member] | 25 Feb 2008 17:02 | Venice CA, United States | | Report spam→
ALL SEATS ARE BOOKED…if you are planning to attend, we are moving to standing room only…

by [former member] | 28 Feb 2008 22:02 (ed. Feb 28 2008) | Venice CA, United States | | Report spam→

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