Emirates Festival Workshop - Women in Journalism: Levelling the Battlefield

03 March 2012
Emirates Festival Workshop - Women in Journalism: Levelling the Battlefield
Date: 10 March 2012


Event 819 Saturday 10 March 12:30-13:30Al Waha, InterContinental HotelWomen have historically struggled to be treated as equals. Unable to vote, unable to voice opinions, unable to work: these are just some of the barriers that have been overcome by women through the ages. But that doesn’t necessarily mean equality has been achieved. Kate Adie shares her thoughts and experience on being a warzone journalist, and being a woman to boot. What compromises has she had to make to get to the top of her profession, and what additional challenges has she had to face? This is a must-do session for any aspiring female journalists (or men who want the inside track)!

Age 17+
45 people max


Kate Adie is one of the world’s most recognisable reporters, whose broadcasts from the frontline have become the stuff of legend. She has twice been named Reporter of the Year by the Royal Television Society; the first occasion was for her coverage of the SAS end to the Iranian Embassy siege in 1973. She also won the Monte Carlo International Golden Nymph Award in 1981 and 1990, and was awarded an OBE in 1993.

Her first book, The Kindness of Strangers, an account of her work as a reporter and how she came to undertake it, was published in 2002 and remained on the Sunday Times bestseller list for 37 weeks. Kate’s next book, an illustrated volume on women in uniform, Corsets to Camouflage, was published in 2003. Nobody’s Child: The Lives of Abandoned Children was published in 2005, and in 2008, she published Into Danger, a study of men and women who risk their lives for work. Kate is an avid reader of both fiction and history, and has served as a judge for literary prizes, including the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Whitbread/Costa Awards.


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