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Mirage in the Desert: Reporting the Arab Spring

At a Glance
Date: Wednesday 15 June 2011
Time: 1pm to 4:30pm
Location: Ellen Terry Building,
The Old Odeon,
Jordan Well,
Open To: Everyone
Cost: Free (registration required)
Summary: A Coventry Conversation with various journalists.

Introduction: Madeleine Atkins Coventry VC

Chair: Kevin Marsh, Former Editor 'Today''The World at One','PM'


  • Professor Jon Snow, Presenter Channel Four News
  • Alex Thomson, Chief Correspondent Channel Four News
  • Stephen Cole, Presenter Al Jazeera English
  • Oliver Poole, War Reporter
  • BBC Arabic Service Head on Online
  • A Foreign Correspondent from the BBC
  • Academics from Coventry University, The Reuters Institute Oxford University, Oxford Internet Institute, Lincoln University and elsewhere.

There will be a live webcast at

There will also be a podcast at