Event 46 Saturday 4 March, 10am-11am Al Ras 3, InterContinental
“The foreign correspondent is frequently the only means of getting an important story told, or of drawing the world's attention to disasters in the making or being covered up.” – Chinua Achebe
Small wars permitting, this is a unique opportunity to hear directly from two people who carry a heavy responsibility – reporting with both accuracy and respect from the centre of wars and disasters.
Actively covering the most volatile areas of the world, our panellists have experienced first-hand the extreme dangers and moral depravity of conflict. Prepare for unexpected insights and deeply powerful stories.
Frank Gardner is the BBC’s Security Correspondent who since 2001 has been heavily involved in covering the ‘war on terror,’ even after barely escaping a terrorist shooting in Saudi Arabia.
Christina Lamb has spent 28 years covering the drawn-out conflict in Afghanistan and her tenacious reporting from Zimbabwe led to her being declared an enemy of the state by Robert Mugabe’s regime.
Language: English, with simultaneous Arabic translation