Insight with Jonathan Steele: The craft of the foreign correspondent

Talk November 8, 2011 7:00 PM


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Jonathan Steele has been covering global events for the Guardian for over forty years. From the civil rights movement in Mississippi and Alabama to his extensive coverage of the past 30 years of Afghan history, his work has won him recognition as one of the greatest foreign correspondents of his generation.

He will be joining us at the Frontline Club in conversation with freelance journalist Tom Finn who is currently based in Sana’a, Yemen to reflect on his 40-year career, which has taken him to Eastern Europe, Washington correspondent and Kabul, Afghanistan throughout the Soviet period until 1992.

Twice winner of the International Reporter of the Year at the British Press Awards, Jonathan Steele has, among others, also picked up the James Cameron award, the London Press Club’s Scoop of the Year award and Martha Gellhorn special award.

Join us to hear Jonathan Steele draw on his years of experience to talk about the craft of the foreign correspondent and discuss how the role has changed.

Steele will also be discussing his new book Ghosts of Afghanistan: Hard Truths and Foreign Myths.