CANCELLED – Media Talk – Does the News Industry Value Fixers?

Talk Thursday 1st May, 2008

It is impossible to underestimate the importance of a good local fixer in getting to the heart of the story, especially in fast-moving and complex situations. Does the industry give them editorial credit for the role they play in getting the stories, do they compensate them financially and are they doing enough to ensure their safety and protection?

All proceeds from this event will go towards the Frontline Fixers Fund.

Rodney Pinder – director of the International News Safety Institute
Jon Lee Anderson – biographer, author, international investigative reporter, and staff writer for The New Yorker, reporting from warzone locales such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Uganda, Israel, El Salvador, Ireland, Lebanon, Iran and throughout the Middle East.
Sean Maguire – Political and General Editor, Reuters
Oliver Poole – ex-Baghdad Bureau Chief for The Telegraph and author of Red Zone: Five Bloody Years in Baghdad
Moderated by Prof Steven Barnett, Professor of Communications, University of Westminster