Martes : 16-02-2010. Segovia, Campus Santa Cruz la Real. Room :  Sala Capitular. Hour:  15.30 

IE School of Communication (IE University) invites you to the 26th meeting “Scientifics and professionals in communication  2009-2010”,  where Leila Fadel Iraq Correspondent for the Washington Post and and Ben Lando, founder and Iraq Bureau Chief of Iraq Oil Report,  will give a talk in English entitled “Warzone coverage of Iraq”.

Abstract: Leila Fadel and Ben Lando will give first hand accounts of their experiences as correspondents in Iraq. This talk will deal with managing  news coverage when there is so much risk involved, and when politics are still in development, and foreign oil companies are cautiously coming back into Iraq. 

Speakers :

Leila Fadel is an Iraq Correspondent for the Washington Post. She’s a former Baghdad bureau chief for McClatchy Newspapers. Leila won the George R. Polk Award for outstanding foreign reporting in 2007, for what the jurors called her “vivid depictions’’ of the military and political struggle in Iraq. Leila speaks conversational Arabic, having grown up in Saudi Arabia and attended high school in Lebanon. She spent 28 months in Iraq as the Baghdad bureau chief for McClatchy, her latest assignment in a series of Iraq tours for McClatchy and Knight Ridder that date back to 2005. 

Ben Lando is the founder and Iraq Bureau Chief of Iraq Oil Report. Ben was previously the energy editor at United Press International, reporting extensively on and from Iraq. He also served as UPI’s energy correspondent while based in Washington DC. Throughout his career, he has reported on energy, political and security issues in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Turkey, UAE, Jordan, UK and the United States. He is currently also the Iraq-based freelance reporter for Platts, and a freelance reporter for The Wall Street Journal and TIME. Ben has been published in The Washington Times, The Jerusalem Post and World Politics Review, and has given numerous expert interviews to BBC News, NPR, The Washington Post and other media outlets. He is a noted specialist on Iraq, and has consulted members of the U.S. Congress and global business risk and investment firms on a myriad of topics. Ben is based in Baghdad and travels frequently around the Middle East. He oversees a team of journalists and researchers based in Iraq, and throughout the world.


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