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Reporting War

Ed Gorman and Paul Conroy Chaired by Matthew Stadlen

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

2:00pm

1 hour

Oxford Martin School: Lecture Theatre

£8 - £13.50

Former foreign correspondent Ed Gorman and photojournalist Paul Conway discuss their harrowing experiences of reporting war.

What does it do to a human to witness terrible cruelty and death, and to live in a constant state of excitement and fear? How do you report faithfully and independently what you see when you suffer the direct impacts of war and why have we learned nothing over the years about the consequences of conflict?

Gorman worked as a foreign correspondent for The Times over 25 years, covering wars in Afghanistan, the Balkans and Sri Lanka. In Death of a Translator, he writes openly about his experiences as a young reporter embedded with a mujahidin group attacking the Soviet invaders and about later assignments, all of which led him to severe breakdown and diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder.

Conroy began his passion for photography during a seven-year spell in the Army. He is now a veteran of many war situations. In Under the Wire, he tells how he and veteran war correspondent Marie Colvin smuggled themselves into Syria in 2012 to cover the conflict. A rocket attack killed Colvin and injured Conroy, who was forced to make his escape under threat of death. The story has been made into a documentary film, Escape from Homs, recently released in cinemas and due for showing on BBC Four.

Discussions are chaired by LBC radio host Matthew Stadlen, a former Telegraph interviewer and BBC presenter.

 

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Schoolreaders Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Glyndebourne Chamberlain Evans Steer Oxford Botanic Garden