Reportage Club

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The Reportage Club is a simple concept…..John Coster invites his special guests to discuss documentary media related subjects in front of an invited audience.

Examples of previous Reportage Club themes and guests:

  • The Syria Crisis – in partnership with the Prevent programme. Dr Halla Diyab (Liberty Media Productions) and Dr Omar Gabbar (Hand in Hand for Syria charity).
  • Coordinating Volunteers at London 2012 – Gaynor Nash.
  • Working for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Sarajevo – Steve Crump.
  • Radio Broadcasting at the BBC – Rupal Rajani, BBC Radio Leicester Presenter.
  • The Regional Press and the New Regulator IPSO – Keith Perch (former Editor of the Leicester Mercury).
  • Making the News – Jim Davies, Journalist, Broadcaster on BBC Radio Leicester.
  • Documentary Filmmaking – Tristan Anderson, Founder of DocHeads / BAFTA Award Winner.
  • Making Your First Feature  – Rhys Davies, local filmmaker (Finding Richard).
  • Borneo Tribes – Dr Huw Barton, Bio Archaeologist, University of Leicester.
  • Being a Press Photographer – Beth Walsh, Leicester Mercury.
  • Young People and Community Activism – Brahmpreet Gulati, Voices 4 Change.
  • The Situation in Gaza – a Q&A event with an Israeli and Palestinian representative from the One Voice Movement – partnership event with the Prevent programme.
  • Disability in Film and Television – Dr Anna Claydon, University of Leicester.
  • Northern Ireland Flag Protests and Social Media – Dr Paul Reilly, University of Leicester – hosted as part of the Conflict Reportage theme of Documentary Media Month.
  • ‘Bodies as Sites of War‘ – Zinthiya Ganeshpanchan, CEO Zinthiya Trust – discusses her work around Women & Girls issues including FGM, Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage through her charity, and her international work in Sri Lanka and Nepal.
  • ‘Suspended Disbelief’ – Julian Harrison – discusses the research around his book on the Holocaust and on-going research trips to Eastern Europe.
  • Colours of Leicester – Kulsum Hafeji – discusses the instagram based photography project and bringing the community closer together through stories of the people she meets walking around Leicester.

 

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