Summer magazine launch: Trouble in paradise

When: Wednesday 4 July, 6.30-9pm
Where: The Book Club, Leonard Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 4RH (Directions)
Tickets: Free. Registration required via Eventbrite

Celebrate the start of summer with cocktails and debate at Index on Censorship’s summer magazine launch. In the underground bar of Shoreditch’s quirkiest arts venue, The Book Club, we explore how holidaymakers’ utopian image of balmy beaches and crystal clear waters contrasts with the reality of freedoms under threat.

Join Vicky Baker, a BBC World news journalist and travel writer, in conversation with Meera Selva (former foreign correspondent reporting from Nairobi, Singapore and Berlin), Benji Lanyado (founder of the Picfair photo agency and travel writer for the New York Times) and Harriet Fitch Little (Dream Jobs series writer for the Financial Times’ travel section and former editor for local press in Lebanon and Cambodia), for a debate on whether journalists are not telling the whole story about some of the world’s favourite destinations. The event will be introduced by award-winning Index on Censorship magazine editor and former travel writer Rachael Jolley.

Index’s latest magazine Trouble in Paradise reports from Malta to Mexico, Pakistan to France and Hawaii to Sri Lanka. Also in the magazine, we interview Victoria Hislop and Ian Rankin.

There will be cocktails on arrival and possibly the odd palm tree.

With thanks to our sponsors Sage and venue partner The Book Club.

Please note, capacity is limited so please register to secure your ticket. We operate a waiting list, so please let us know if you no longer want to use your ticket.

If you have access requirements, please contact: [email protected]

When: Wednesday 4 July, 6.30-9pm
Where: The Book Club, Leonard Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 4RH (Directions)
Tickets: Free. Registration required via Eventbrite

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