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UK: war correspondent and activist Sherine Tadros in conversation

Sherine Tadros has reported from Gaza, Egypt, Libya and Yemen © Private

Launch of acclaimed new book ‘Taking Sides: a memoir about love, war, and changing the world’


Former war correspondent and human rights activist Sherine Tadros will be in discussion with CNN's chief international correspondent Clarissa Ward at an Amnesty International UK event in east London on Tuesday 21 March.


Tadros, will be recounting her time reporting from Gaza during the 2008-2009 Israeli-Palestinian conflict, from Egypt during the 2011 revolution, and from Libya and Yemen among other high-profile correspondent duties for Sky News, Al Jazeera English and others.  


In 2016, Tadros switched from reporting to human rights activism, becoming Amnesty’s deputy director of advocacy and UN representative in New York. 


Of Egyptian descent, and with a wealth of experience from frontline reporting and high-level lobbying, Tadros will talk candidly about the struggles and limitations of journalism, as well as human rights advocacy in an age of resurgent authoritarianism and growing inequality.


The event will also launch her newly-published memoir - Taking Sides: a memoir about love, war, and changing the world - which will be available at the event. The BBC’s chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet has called Taking Sides “an inspiring book for our times”.

Event details

WHAT: war correspondent turned human rights activist Sherine Tadros in conversation, book launch, Q&A and reception; with CNN's Clarissa Ward chairing


WHEN: Tuesday 21 March 2023; doors open 18:00: event starts 18:30, ends 20:00; informal drinks reception to follow 


WHERE: Amnesty International UK, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA (Shoreditch)


BOOKING: the event is free but seats should be reserved here 

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