July 7, 2006

EVENTS: Neglected Voices: Children, Crises and the Media (July 11 2006)

Neglected Voices: Children, Crises and the Media (July 11 2006)
Start Date: July 11, 2006
Location: London, United Kingdom
Event Details: Reuters AlertNet, the humanitarian news service run by Reuters news agency, is hosting a panel discussion on media responsibility for reporting on "forgotten crises" and the children caught up in them. Why do some emergencies receive more coverage? And do children in risky situations get fair representation in the media?

The debate will be held at the Foreign Press Association (FPA) in central London on Tuesday July 11, from 15:00-16:30. It will feature the findings of an AlertNet poll of public figures, aid workers and journalists on the world's most dangerous places to be a child.

Panellists include:
  • Sarah Montague, BBC Radio 4 'Today' Programme Presenter (Chair)
  • Leonard Doyle, Foreign Editor, The Independent
  • Gordon Weiss, 'Countries in Crisis', UNICEF
  • Toby Porter, Emergencies Director, Save the Children
  • Terry Morel, Children's Section, U.N. Refugee Agency
The debate is the first in a series organised by AlertNet MediaBridge - a project helping journalists cover humanitarian crises around the world.

Places are limited, and if you'd like to join and discuss these important themes, please register for the event right away by emailing Nina Brenjo at nina.brenjo@reuters.com or call +44 207 542 5791.

If you are unable to attend, but would like to submit a question for the panellists, please send it in by email.

A report of the event will be published on the AlertNet website.

For directions to the Foreign Press Association (the nearest tube stations are Charing Cross and Piccadilly Circus), please visit the FPA's website by clicking here.

The full address is: The Foreign Press Association, 11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AJ
Source: Email from Ruth Gidley to the Communication Initiative, June 28 2006.
Chris Schuepp
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Email: cschuepp@unicef.org
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