‘Reading Between the Lines’ Tuesday 2 October 2018, 7-9.30pm, Y Theatre, Leicester

Speakers: Steve Sweeney,  Sarya Tunç, Rami Abdurrahman, Gaylan Nazhad and Benjamin Houghton. 

A look at how reporters who bring us news make sense of the information available, and how that impacts on their writing.

Steve Sweeney is the International Editor for the Morning Star and the only British journalist to attend and report on the trials of HDP former co-leaders Figen Yuksekdag and Selahattin Demirtas. He has been arrested three times in Turkey (Cizre, Silopi and Ankara) and has been branded a terrorist for reporting on the political situation, particularly the Kurdish question. He spoke in Leicester about the situation for Kurds, and we have invited him back to discuss in general terms how journalists access relevant information and what they do with it


He will be accompanied by  Sarya Tunç female Kurdish journalist exiled from Turkey https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/article/women-coming-together-can-change-things-amid-dark-days-isolation

* Please note that Rami Abdurrahman sends his apologies as he needs to be elsewhere, but there will be copies of his 12 year report available. Rami is the Director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights – SOHR, who despite serious attempts to discredit him has maintained an organisation that is recognised internationally as a credible source of information about events in Syria. If he does not have to be elsewhere due to demands on his time, he has agreed to talk about the work of SOHR at our event http://www.syriahr.com/en/

Gaylan Nazhad, photographer and Benjamin Houghton, ethnographic researcher who have put together a book of photographs of war: ‘101 Beads: Kurdistan in War’ https://www.101beads.photography/about

Venue: Y Theatre, 7 East Street, Leicester LE1 6EY

Parking: there is a car park next to the Y Theatre; and free evening on-street parking; and £2 for the evening at the Railway Station car park at the back of the station in Fox Street (one way system in place).

Suitable for those aged 12 years and up due to sensitive content

The event is free, but donations are welcome towards the costs. Any money  left after expenses have been paid will be given to Heyva Sor


This event is presented by Leicester Kurdish Solidarity Campaign and has been supported by:

Contact Sheila Mosley, smosl@yahoo.co.uk, tel: 07751888391