Inside the Kingdom: Secrets of Filming and Reporting in Saudi Arabia
A complex country defined by paradox, Saudi Arabia is a modern state, driven by contemporary technology that boasts some of the richest oil deposits in the world. Yet it remains under the influence of a powerful religious establishment and produced sixteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers.
Journalist and author Robert Lacey will discuss the years he spent in Saudi Arabia writing his two books on the country. His first, the Kingdom, was later banned. For the past three years he has been gathering material at every level of Saudi society for his latest book Inside the Kingdom.
Executive Producer at Political Bytes Productions, Kieran Baker who worked with Robert Lacey on Rehab for Terrorists will be talking about the making of the film and passing on his know-how.
Lubna Hussein, anchor of Bridges, a weekly political chat show on Saudi TV, will discuss her experiences working for the Saudi media.
Inside the Kingdom by Robert Lacey will be published by Hutchinson on 29 October 2009