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10th Human Rights Lecture at The University of Southampton

Lecture banner - 14th May 2024 at 18:00
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We are delighted and privileged that the 10th lecture in the School of Humanities' prestigious Human Rights series will be delivered by the well-known BBC's former Chief News Correspondent, Kate Adie.

Kate will draw on her vast experience as a journalist and broadcaster to discuss the implications generally of how journalists and broadcasters manage the challenges of human rights issues: both as they witness them being exploited; as well as how they respond through their own (Western) lens to what they see. She will also bring to this the concrete example of the uprisings in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989 which Kate observed first hand. While discussing a historical example and personal experience, Kate will also argue that, in journalism, human rights are still at the heart of many news stories today.

The annual Human Rights lecture is sponsored jointly by Amnesty International (Southampton branch) and the University of Southampton’s School of Humanities.

About the speaker

Kate Adie grew up in Sunderland, and joined BBC Radio Durham after leaving Newcastle University where she read Swedish. She worked as a Producer at BBC Radio Bristol, before joining BBC South Today as a reporter. As BBC Chief News Correspondent she covered major news stories, including both Gulf Wars, the storming of the Iranian Embassy, and the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing. She lives in Dorset and presents Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent.

Event Information

This will be an in-person event held on Tuesday 14 May at Avenue Campus, University of Southampton. We encourage guests to register at your earliest opportunity as spaces are strictly limited.

For more information follow the booking link.

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