Foreign Reporting: Past, Present & Future

Talk Tuesday 8 September 2015, 6:00 PM

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As part of marking 60 years this autumn of Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent, the Frontline Club will host an event on reporting foreign news. A panel will discuss how reporting in Britain about international news and current affairs – particularly but not only by broadcast journalists – has developed over the last six decades and explore what the future holds in a world of social media and digital correspondents.

The panel:
Owen Bennett-Jones, from the BBC’s World Service (chair)
Lindsey Hilsum, Channel 4’s international editor
Paul Hamilos, world features editor at Buzzfeed UK
James Coomarasamy, presenter on BBC World Service
and Lyse Doucet, the BBC’s chief international correspondent.

Club members and guests are welcome and encouraged to contribute to the discussion. The event will be broadcast on Radio 4 on Thursday 17 September at 9:00 AM and on the BBC World Service.

There is no charge for this event. It will start promptly at 6pm – the event is being recorded for broadcast so I’m afraid if you arrive after the start time you will not be permitted to enter.

This event is organised by BBC Radio 4.