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Is it a disaster if the cameras are not there?

A debate on how the media covers disasters, how journalists are selected, briefed and operate once in the field.

Organised by ShelterBox

Join us for a panel debate, chaired by Clive Jones, Chair of the Disasters Emergency Committee (and ITV News) with BBC’sMike Wooldridge, Sarah Whitehead of Sky News, DFID’sDylan Winder, and Ross Preston, Head of Operations for international disaster relief charity, ShelterBox.

Inspired by ShelterBox, a growing emergency shelter provider in international disaster relief, we are offering a debate on how the media covers disasters, how journalists are selected, briefed and operate once in the field, and the value of their coverage.

The panel is chaired by Clive Jones CBE, the chair of the Disasters Emergency Committee. He is a former chairman of GMTV and ITV News, and an honorary visiting professor at the School of Journalism, Media and Culture Studies at the University of Wales.

The panel:
Mike Wooldridge OBE, BBC World Affairs Correspondent.
Sarah Whitehead, International Affairs Editor, Sky News.
Dylan Winder, Head of Humanitarian Response, Department For International Development.
Ross Preston MBE, Head of Operations, ShelterBox International.
Dr Alison Ashlin, Operations Coordinator, ShelterBox International.


Mike Wooldridge | talks
Sarah Whitehead | talks
Dylan Winder | talks
Ross Preston | talks
Dr Alison Ashlin | talks


Date and Time:

5 March 2013 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Frontline Club
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