Frontline club event: ‘A good day to bury bad news’

Posted on: May 18, 2020 by admin

An online panel event will be held on Thursday 21 May to discuss some of the news stories drowned out by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The discussion entitled ‘A good day to bury bad news’ will be moderated by CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer.

Speaking on the panel will be: Mikhail Fishman, Russian journalist and television presenter; Lina Sinjab, BBC correspondent based in Beirut; Bill Frelick, refugee rights director at Human Rights Watch.

The discussion will take place online at 3pm on Thursday and is hosted by the Frontline Club, a UK charity which champions independent journalism and freedom of speech.

For more information and to register click here.

Event Description

The phrase “good day to bury bad news” originates from the September 11 attacks, but it is just as relevant today amid growing that a number of autocratic governments are exploiting Covid-19 to seize new powers.

Environmental disasters and famines are being under-reported as lockdowns prevent access to journalistic scrutiny. Anti-government protests no longer take place in Iraq, Algeria and Lebanon. We have little news of the latest battles around Idlib, or the thousands held in squalid prisons across Syria.

Join our panel to discuss some of the news stories drowned out by the pandemic and why these issues remain more important than ever.