LIVE tonight: Abdul Bari Atwan – From the Refugee Camp to the Front Page

[video:bliptv:1322728] Ian Black, Middle Eastern editor for The Guardian, will be in conversation with Abdul Bari Atwan tonight – Thu 2nd October, 7.30pm UK time/10.30am PST. As usual, we will be broadcasting the event on the Frontline Club live channel, so if you can’t make it in person do please come and join us online. Here is a little more information on Abdul. Should be a fascinating discussion,

In this revealing memoir, newspaper editor Abdul Bari Atwan recounts with humour and honesty his journey from Palestinian refugee camps to the front page. He depicts both the horror of camp massacres and the unexpected consequences of Britain’s involvement in the region.
Atwan shares his many extraordinary encounters, including tea with Margaret Thatcher, a weekend with Osama bin Laden, intimate meetings with Yasser Arafat, and the row between Colonel Gaddafi and the Shah of Iran that earned him his first journalistic break.
Abdul Bari Atwan was born in Gaza in 1950, left aged seventeen and has since become one of the world’s foremost commentators on the Middle East, for the last twenty years editing the independent Arabic daily, London-based al-Quds al-Arabi. link

UPDATE: Video of event now above – no sound for first few mins