In the picture with Declan Walsh – Multimedia journalism and the ongoing unrest in Pakistan and Afghanistan

Talk Tuesday 19th June, 2007

Declan Walsh speaks about the pitfalls and merits of multimedia journalism,
war in Afghanistan and Pakistan’s ongoing civil unrest.

Declan Walsh has hunted Osama bin Laden, reported on breweries in Pakistan
and witnessed the repercussions of last summer’s war in Lebanon. Photography, his second strength, is as striking as his writing.

Joining the Guardian as Pakistan/Afghanistan correspondent three years ago
after a stint at the Independent, Declan Walsh has impressed readers and
editors with his versatility.

His latest multimedia slide shows on British forces in Helmand highlights
the problems of battling the Taliban while training Afghanistan’s new and
sometimes reluctant national army