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, a former foreign correspondent who reported from Nairobi, Singapore and Berlin, Harriet Fitch Little, a writer for Financial Times’ travel section who has also worked as a journalist in Lebanon, and Benji Lanyado, founder of picture agency Picfair and former Guardian and New York Times travel writer. The debate will also discuss where travellers get their information today, and whether they are better informed than in the past. In this event, we will discuss the often ignored, deadly undersides of favourite holiday hot spots, and whether writers have a responsibility to report the whole picture.
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.
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