Live tonight: Stephen Grey on investigative journalism in Helmand


You can now watch the event here. 


Stephen Grey will be at the Frontline Club tonight to discuss his investigative journalism work in Helmand province, Afghanistan. As usual, if you can’t make it to the club in person, we’ll be streaming the event live on the Frontline Club live channel and in the video pane above. Frontline blogger Daniel Bennett will be at the event and will be blogging it using Coveritlive (above) and taking questions. We start at 7pm GMT/11am PST and we hope you can join us,

To research his new book – Operation Snakebite – he dug deeper into the events he witnessed, returning to Helmand and to Kabul and interviewing more than 200 British and American troops, plus officials, to reconstruct not only a gripping battle story but to make wider findings. He will be discussing this, and also what the British really make of working with President Karzai, the true story of talking to the enemy, revelations over ‘takedown’ operations conducted by US and British special forces, crucial equipment shortages and the unresolved tensions between Whitehall and the frontline. link

You can watch the discussion in the video below and see Daniel Bennett’s original liveblog in the pane at the top of this post.