Reportage Club


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

Reportage Club 01 Dr Angela Stienne

Reportage Club 02 David Needham

Reportage Club 03 Cameron Savage

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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