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An evening with foreign correspondent Richard Beeston

In conversation with Charles Glass

Middle East correspondent for the Independent, Patrick Cockburn talks about the chaos in Iraq after the US/British invasion and gives an eye-witness account of a country in meltdown.

Patrick Cockburn is a well-known expert on Iraq, and has been visiting the country since 1978. He was also one of the few journalists to remain in Baghdad during the first Gulf War.

He was awarded the 2005 Martha Gellhorn prize for war reporting. He is the author of The Occupation: War and Resistance in Iraq, a book about Iraq after the 2003 occupation. His other book on Iraq, Out of the Ashes: The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein, was co-written with his brother Andrew Cockburn.

Charles Glass has been a freelance writer and broadcaster since 1973. He has covered wars in Eritrea, Rhodesia, Somalia, Iraq and Bosnia-Herzegovina. He is the author of Tribes with Flags and Money for Old Rope, The Tribes Triumphant and most recently The Northern Front.

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Richard Beeston, a former foreign correspondent with the Daily Telegraph, will talk about the nomadic, exhilarating and dangerous life of a foreign correspondent before the days of mass and instant communication.

Richard Beeston began his career working for a clandestine Arabic radio station run by MI6 during the Suez War. From 1961 to 1986 he was the Daily Telegraph’s correspondent in Beirut, Nairobi, Moscow and Washington and in the late 1980s the Daily Mail's Washington correspondent.

He has covered the collapse of the Belgian Congo, East Africa’s post-independence upheavals, Middle Eastern revolutions, the Vietnam War, Watergate and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

Since 1990 he has worked as a freelance writer for The Times, the Daily Telegraph and Saga magazine.

He is the author of Looking for Trouble: The Life and Times of a Foreign Correspondent.


Mr Richard Beeston | talks


Date and Time:

13 October 2006 at 7:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



The Frontline Club
13 Norfolk Place
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020 7479 8950

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