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Reporting the Wars: Is Truth Always the First Casualty? at the Frontline Club

Courses | February 2018

Oldie readers are invited to the Frontline Club, favourite watering hole of the world’s foreign correspondents, for an exclusive, first ever Oldie debate on war reporting. An exceptional team of war correspondents will unite to discuss the question: Reporting the War: Is Truth Always the First Casualty? The debate will delve into the burning issues of fake news and wartime propaganda – from the Crimean War to Facebook news feeds.

The event will be chaired by our editor, Harry Mount.


Kate Adie OBE, former chief news correspondent for BBC News, she became known for reporting from war zones around the world. She currently presents From Our Own Correspondent on BBC Radio 4

Deborah Haynes is the defence editor at the Times, covering the most important defence news in the UK and around the world

Robert Fox MBE, Oldie trips favourite and defence correspondent for the Evening Standard

Martin Bell OBE, British UNICEF Ambassador, former MP, broadcast war reporter and author of, most recently,War and the Death of News

Timetable: Debate 7pm, followed by dinner, 8pm

BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES Price: £95 per person, for debate followed by dinner; £25 for debate only. Please contact Katherine on 01225 337777 or email to secure your place

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