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Award-winning Journalist Emma-Jane Kirby Online Talk On The Refugee Crisis In The Mediterranean

The award-winning former BBC journalist Emma-Jane Kirby will be giving an online talk this month about her book The Optician of Lampedusa which shines a spotlight on the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean Sea, telling the true story of an ordinary Italian who rescued drowning migrants. The book vividly exposes the heart-breaking humanitarian tragedy that has been taking place on Europe’s doorstep and the lack of welcome Europe has given to some of the world’s most desperate and vulnerable people.

During the years Emma-Jane Kirby worked as a BBC foreign correspondent, she made many reports from the frontline of the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean. Her voice will be familiar to listeners of Radio 4's news programmes The World at One and PM.

The talk will be on Tuesday May 11th at 8pm.

To attend, please email 

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday May 11th.

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