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Covering Afghanistan: Journalists talk about reporting on Afghanistan, 16th March 2011

posted Jan 27, 2011 11:54 PM by Sarah Glazer   [ updated Feb 7, 2011 9:49 AM ]


Deborah Haynes, Defence Editor for the Times, and Heidi Kingstone, Afghanistan-based reporter for Canada’s National Post and The Huffington Post, discuss the challenges of presenting an accurate picture of Afghanistan. Moderator: Biographer Anne Sebba, former Reuters foreign correspondent and author of Battling for News, her book profiling women war correspondents.

Deborah Haynes, Defence Editor for the Times, has reported as a war correspondent from Afghanistan and Iraq.  Her award-winning series about the threat of death for Iraqi interpreters following the withdrawal of British troops led to Britain offering asylum and compensation to hundreds of former Iraqi employees who had worked as interpreters for British forces. Heidi Kingstone (The Financial Times, The Sunday Times, The Spectator, The Independent, Vogue, The Guardian, Prospect, The Huffington Post, National Post), who has reported on various topics from The Sudan, Bangladesh, DRC, 
Iraq, Israel, and has been based in Kabul for the past year will be interviewed by Anne Sebba, author of Battling for News: The Rise of the Woman Reporter, and most recently of Jennie Churchill: Winston's American Mother.  Anne Sebba is also the biographer of Laura Ashley and Enid Bagnold and is author of the forthcoming That Woman, a biography of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor.