Award-winning veteran foreign correspondent Dame Ann Leslie, BBC Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen, and Matthew Price, BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, will join us on 2 February 2017 for our annual talk at the Royal Geographical Society : ‘Danger, Deadlines & Frontlines: A Glimpse into the Lives of Foreign Correspondents‘.
The evening will present a unique opportunity to hear award-winning foreign correspondents share their experiences reporting from some of the most challenging environments across the world, and examine the role of journalism in conflict zones. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A, chaired by Stephen Sackur, BBC HARDTalk presenter, and Just a Drop Charity Patron.
Tickets are £15, with all proceeds going to fund Just a Drop clean water projects: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/danger-deadlines-and-frontli…
This year’s event follows the success of the charity’s 2016 lecture, ‘Life Behind the Lens’ with wildlife producers Patrick Morris, BBC, and Huw Cordey, Silverback Films.
Veteran foreign correspondent and broadcaster Dame Ann Leslie has worked in over 70 countries, and has been an on-the-spot witness to many historic events. Her numerous journalistic awards include three Lifetime Achievement Awards and the James Cameron Award for International Reporting – ‘for work as a journalist that combined moral vision and professional integrity’. Since the 1960s she has travelled the world covering civil wars, famines, superpower summits, American Presidential elections, the collapse of the Soviet Union, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the release of Nelson Mandela. Jeremy Bowen is currently the BBC’s Middle East Editor, and has worked for the BBC since 1984, reporting from over 70 countries, predominantly in the Middle East and the Balkans. Matthew Price works as the Chief Correspondent for BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, and has covered the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, and the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone.
Fiona Jeffery OBE, Chairman and Founder of Just a Drop said, “I am thrilled that once again Just a Drop is able to host such a prestigious event at the Royal Geographical Society, after the success of our Life Behind the Lens lecture earlier in the year. The insight that these leading foreign correspondents can share will make for a fascinating and enlightening evening, and it’s great to be able to share this with friends of Just a Drop and also new supporters. Funds raised from this event will help us to continue to transform the lives of communities worldwide through the provision of clean water and sanitation.’
Danger, Deadlines and Frontlines: A Glimpse into the Lives of Leading Foreign Correspondents
Just a Drop Annual Lecture 2017
The Royal Geographic Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR
2 February 2017, 7:30 – 9:00pm, doors open 6:30pm