• Edward Girardet: 30 Years of Reporting Afghanistan's Wars

Edward Girardet: 30 Years of Reporting Afghanistan's Wars

31 October 2012

King's College, London

Swiss-American journalist Edward Girardet first began covering Afghanistan  as a young foreign correspondent a few months before the 1979 Soviet invasion.  His book Killing the Cranes: A Reporter's Journey through Three Decades of War in Afghanistan,  was shortlisted for the 2012 New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism.  

He will be speaking about his 30 years covering Afghanistan, along with Killing the Cranes and The  Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan,  a handbook specifically tailored for aid workers, diplomats, journalists and others interested working in Afghanistan.  First produced by Girardet and Jonathan Walter in 1998, it is being updated and edited for its fourth edition.

Girardet is a co-founding director of Crosslines Global Report and Media Action International, a non-profit foundation focusing on public awareness and media in Afghanistan, the southern Balkans, Rwanda, West Africa, Mozambique and Indonesia.

He writes for National Geographic Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, International Herald Tribune and other publications on humanitarian, media and conflict issues.


Time:  Wednesday 31 October 2012, 1700h-1800h

Venue: War Studies Meeting Room K6.07, King's College, London

Introduced by Professor Anatol Lieven

RSVP helen.bhandari@kcl.ac.uk