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Forever Wars with Corinne Dufka, Matthew Bigg, Nima Elbagir, Lindsey Hilsum
Forever Wars with Corinne Dufka, Matthew Bigg, Nima Elbagir, Lindsey Hilsum
War reporters question the repetitive coverage of persistent conflicts, highlighting the importance of reporting on underlying dynamics such as corruption, bad governance, and meddling by those who profit from it. And, the role of war reporting and its ability to generate empathy beyond the lens. From 1988 to 1999, Capa Gold Medal winner and Pulitzer Prize–nominated photographer Corinne Dufka covered some of the bloodiest conflicts of the late twentieth century. Starting in El Salvador during the Cold War, Bosnia, and then Africa, where Dufka reported on the Rwandan genocide and conflicts in South Sudan, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Ethiopia, and the Congo. Her photographs are as brutal as they are tender, as mournful as they are meaningful, and are, above all, a testament to the profound toll conflict leaves in its wake. Her images interrogate abuse of power, celebrate defiance, and seek out the humanity of civilians and combatants who lives were torn apart by war. Dufka, initially drawn to war photography's potential political impact, had a significant change after missing the 1998 al-Qaida bombings, when instead of empathy for victims, she felt regret for not documenting the carnage. This led her to shift focus, moving away from photography, she transitioned to taking testimonies and working as a criminal investigator for the UN war crimes court. Speakers: Matthew Mpoke Bigg is the New York Times correspondent covering international news. Previously he reported and edited international politics, business and economic news for the Reuters news agency. He reported from across Africa during postings in Accra, Abidjan and Nairobi. He also covered the deep south of the United States during five years as bureau chief based in Atlanta and worked as bureau chief in Jakarta. He was part of a team that won a Loeb prize for investigative reporting on U.S. shell companies. Corinne Dufka is the Sahel Director at Human Rights Watch and in charge of the organization’s work on West Africa with expertise in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Mali, Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, Dufka worked as a photojournalist for the Reuters News Agency and from 1987-1999 covered conflicts in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Bosnia, Rwanda, Somalia, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Before becoming a photojournalist, Dufka worked as a psychiatric social worker in San Francisco. Ms. Dufka holds a Masters in Social Work degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Nima Elbagir is CNN's multi-award winning Chief International Investigative Correspondent. Moderated by Lindsey Hilsum, Channel 4 News' International Editor and the author of In Extremis; the Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin, which won the 2019 James Tait Black Prize for biography. Lindsey has reported on the war in Ukraine, and the return of the Taliban in Afghanistan. She has covered the major conflicts and refugee movements of the past three decades, including Syria, Iraq, Kosovo and Rwanda, winning many awards. She is a regular contributor to newspapers and literary journals. This is War: A Decade of Conflict: Photographs will be available on sale at the venue. This is an On Front Line event in collaboration with The Conduit London.
How to Remake Britain
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How to Remake Britain
UPCOMING LIVE: Thur, 20 Jun, 6pm BST. UK Elections, with Will Hutton, Andrew Hindmoor, Isabel Hilton.
The Legacy of the Hong Kong Protests
The Legacy of the Hong Kong Protests
Chung Ching Kwong, Stephen Vines, Chris Morris. Three years after the protest in Hong Kong ended, authorities continue to punish those involved. Through heavy prison sentences, the continued harassment of the protesters and their relatives, the closing down of businesses associated with the protest movement, the Chinese Communist Party and its Hong Kong government are making sure everyone is painfully aware of the price of dissent.
World Briefing: India, Turkey, USA, Alpa Shah, Alexander Christie-Miller, Leslie Vinjamuri
World Briefing: India, Turkey, USA, Alpa Shah, Alexander Christie-Miller, Leslie Vinjamuri
Moderated by Simon Wilson In our #Election2024series, we’re tracking key global elections, from the predictable Russian presidential poll to others with significant regional and global implications. Biden and Trump appear set for a rematch in the upcoming US Presidential elections after securing their party nominations. Concerns about Biden’s age persist, while Trump faces 91 criminal charges across four court cases, yet is still leading in several opinion polls. In Turkey, Istanbul is set to be a key battleground in the upcoming local elections, with a fierce contest expected between President Erdoğan’s party and the opposition’s incumbent mayor. Meanwhile, India‘s democratic status has been further downgraded, now labelled as “one of the worst autocracies” in the Democracy Report 2024 by the V-Dem Institute. This reflects a continued erosion of democratic freedoms, including freedom of expression, media independence, and civil liberties, with the government also moving to implement a migrant law that excludes Muslims. Speakers: Dr Leslie Vinjamuri, Director of the US and Americas Programme at Chatham House Alexander Christie-Miller, Former Turkey Correspondent for The Times Alpa Shah, Social Anthropologist and Writer Simon Wilson, One of the BBC’s most experienced former bureau chiefs
War in Gaza, with Ramita Navai, Richard Spencer, Liz Sly and Chris Morris.
War in Gaza, with Ramita Navai, Richard Spencer, Liz Sly and Chris Morris.
Yaroslav Trofimov in conversation with Lindsey Hilsum
Yaroslav Trofimov in conversation with Lindsey Hilsum
No journalist has covered the war in Ukraine with greater knowledge, compassion, and insight than Yaroslav Trofimov, chief foreign affairs correspondent for The Wall Street Journal.
20 Years in Afghanistan, Andrew North & Ramita Navai
20 Years in Afghanistan, Andrew North & Ramita Navai
Live events with journalists and experts to discuss world news from a global perspective.

Video archive

Politics on the Edge

Rory Stewart in conversation with CNN's Clarissa Ward.

Night Train to Odessa

Jen Stout in conversation with Lindsey Hilsum

UK Elections

With Will Hutton, Andrew Hindmoor and Isabel Hilton

World Briefing 2024

With Michael Bociurkiw, Simon Wilson, Liz Sly, Ravi Mattu

Negotiating with the Devil

With Pierre Hazan & Claire Hajaj

Forever Wars

With Corinne Dufka, Matthew Bigg, Nima Elbagir, Lindsey Hilsum

Global Drugs Crisis

With Patrick Winn, Emma Beals, Max Daly and Chris Morris.

National security expert, Fiona Hill,

With Fiona Hill & Kelly Falconer

China & Xi's Rule

With Dr Yu Jie, James Kynge, Isabel Hilton, Elizabeth Palmer and Chris Morris.


With Luke Harding, Chris Morris

A personal history of Europe

With Timothy Garton Ash & Lindsey Hilsum

Now Is the Time to Make Peace in Ukraine

Proposing the Motion: Mary Dejevsky, Peter Hitchens.
Opposing the Motion: Svitlana Morenets, Edward Lucas.
Moderated by Nathan Hodge.

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