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Don’t Forget Your Flak Jacket – Working in Conflict Zones
Thu 12 November 2015, 18:00 – 20:30 GMT
DOORS FOR THIS EVENT OPEN AT 5PM / DISCUSSION BEGINS AT 6PM
In successive years, journalists news-gathering in the world’s most dangerous conflict zones, and doctors, aid workers, and engineers, trying to create places of security and stability, have been attacked, imprisoned, kidnapped, and even murdered. What is life like when you’re working under fire day after day?
On Thursday 12th November at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, we’re talking to the men and women who live on the frontline: the cameraman who was part of the Yazidi airlift on Mount Sinjar, an MSF doctor whose fellow medics recently lost their lives in military attacks on MSF hospitals, a contractor whose company built the emergency Ebola hospitals that helped isolate the outbreak, and the development expert who set up with Ben Affleck, an NGO that supports the development of civil society in Congo. Why do it?
- Soraya Narfeldt, CEO of RA International
- Harper McConnell, Director of Development and Operations, Eastern Congo Initiative
- Jonathan Charles, Head of Communications, EBRD
- Dr. Natalie Roberts, Emergency Doctor, Médecins Sans Frontières
- Toby Nash, ITV News Cameraman
Don’t Forget Your Flak Jacket – Working in Conflict Zones includes networking after the event and is free to attend. If you are able to donate – every £1200 raised funds a piece of media by next generation journalists applying to our Production Fund – please do.
Please note that all guests must bring a form of identification and may be subject to a random bag search. You should plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to ensure you have time to pass through security and check-in.
Please click here for a map and directions on how to find the venue, EBRD.