19th February 2007




A top female journalist who was captured by the Taleban in 2001 whilst on an assignment is visiting the University of Lincoln to talk about the embedded dangers of journalism (today).


Award-winning journalist Yvonne Ridley will be giving a talk entitled ‘Sleeping with the enemy: On the dangers of embedded journalism’ on Monday 19th February (today).


In 2001 Ridley made international headlines when she was captured by the Taleban whilst on an undercover assignment in Afghanistan. At the time she was a senior reporter for the Sunday Express.


Throughout her career she has worked for several titles including The Sunday Times, Observer, Daily Mail and the Independent on Sunday.


She has also worked on projects as a broadcaster, producer and presenter on programmes for BBC TV and radio, CNN, ITV and Carlton TV traveling on dangerous assignments to Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine.


She currently works as political editor for the Islam Channel and writes a weekly column for the New York based Muslims Weekly.


The talk will take place in the Cargill Lecture Theatre, Main Academic Building, Brayford Pool Campus at 6.00pm.


Journalists are invited to interview Yvonne in the university’s Atrium, Main Academic Building, from 4.30pm onwards.


Everyone is welcome to attend the talk and there is no need to book.


For more information contact:

Sophie Gayler Communications Officer (Press and Media)

(01522) 886042 sgayler@lincoln.ac.uk

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