Speaking at: MIRAGE IN THE DESERT - REPORTING THE ARAB SPRING - JUNE 15TH 2011
A COVENTRY/BBC COLLEGE OF JOURNALISM LINCOLN JOURNALISM
CHAIR; KEVIN MARSH. Kevin is the Former Editor of 'Today''The World at One' and 'PM' on BBC Radio Four.He has just retired as Editor of the BBC College of Journalism.
JON LYNE in Cairo,Jon is the BBC World Affairs Correspondent.He has reported much of the Arab Spring Previously he was the BBC Teheran correspondent but was thrown out by the regime in June 2009
OLIVER POOLE War Reporter Oliver reported from Libya this year. He is a war corr veteran.He was the Daily Telegraph Correspondent in Baghdad where he lived and wrote the well received book ‘Red Zone: Five bloody years in Baghdad’
ALEX THOMSON is the Chief Correspondent for Channel Four News. He was also worked for the BBC In Northern Ireland. He is the leading Channel Four News ‘fireman’ sent to Japan,Tunisia and Libya inter alia this year. Alex spoke at a previous Coventry Conversations conference on Reporting Afghanistan and contributed an excellent chapter to the book AFGHANISTAN;DEADLINES AND FRONTLINES (Abramis 2010)
AL JAZEERA ENGLISH by Skype (TBA/TBC)
LINDSEY HILSUM is the International Editor of Channel Four news.She is an RTS and James Cameron Award winner and has just been given the prestigious Charles Wheeler Award for Broadcast Journalism for 2011
PROFESSOR RICHARD KEEBLE Is the acting head of department at the Lincoln University School of Journalism. Richard is the doyen of the ‘hackademics’ writing many of the standard texts in use in Higher education.He has Co-edited five books to date with John Mair.The latest ‘FACE THE FUTURE’ was published in April 2011.The next ‘INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM;DEAD OR ALIVE’ will be published in September I
MOHAMED YEHIA is the editor BBC Arabic online and has (literally) just returned from Egypt.
DR MIRIYAM AOURAGH is a Research Fellow Oxford University Internet Institute Miriyam is studying the implications of new generation/Internet 2.0 for Palestinian and Lebanese activists
NICK SPRINGATE is a BBC Senior world affairs producer He was field producer in charge the Corporation operation in Libya as he has been at many previous world news events
ANDREW BUTTERS is a Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University
ANDREW BECK is the International Co-ordinator in the Coventry University School of Art and Design. He is a much published author on communication studies Andrew has thirty years experience as educationalist, consultant, author, examiner, and curriculum designer
DR MARWAN DERWEISH is a senior lecturer in the Coventry centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies.He has extensive experience across the Middle East and a special interest in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and that peace process.
DAVID HAYWARD is Head of Events for the BBC College of Journalism.He is a broadcast producer with much worldwide experience
JOHN MAIR invented the Coventry Conversations 270 speakers ago.He is a senior lecturer in Broadcasting at Coventry, the co-editor(with Richard Keeble) of five books on Journalism and a former BBC,ITV and Channel Four factual producer.
With thanks to Angelique Halliburton and Jon Jacob of BBC Cojo,Master Technician Craig Goddard .Jonathan Lewis and Coventry students Jordan Muckley,Jonathan Dudley and Adam Broome