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The Rise of Women Journalists in the Arab World
Tue 1 March 2016, 17:00 – 20:00 GMT
DOORS FOR THIS EVENT OPEN AT 5PM / DISCUSSION BEGINS AT 6PM
This debate is chaired by Channel 4’s International Editor, Lindsey Hilsum
The Marie Colvin Journalists' Circle launched in February with a fundraiser in Central London. Colvin was Britain’s foremost war correspondent. Famous for the eye-patch she wore after losing her eye in the Sri Lankan civil war, Colvin was killed in 2012 while covering the siege of Homs in Syria. Her legacy is being honoured by friends and colleagues, including Channel 4’s International Editor Lindsey Hilsum (pictured above in Libya) who have created the MCJC to mentor and support a new generation of female journalists in the Arab world.
In the run up to International Women's Day, Hilsum talks to women reporters with roots in the Arab world and asks how women are changing the face of war reporting. What draws them to the frontline? She’ll be joined by the BBC’s Yalda Hakim, journalist and academic Dr Zahera Harb of City University London, Saudi journalist Safa Al Ahmad and Mina Al Oraibi, Yale World Fellow and former Assistant Editor-in-Chief of Asharq Alawsat. What are the changing demands of conflict coverage? Is the terrain tougher the closer you are to home?
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 check-in and security.
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