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Jonathan Fenby
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Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
Gwenan Edwards

Jonathan Fenby and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown .

Chaired by Gwenan Edwards

Breaking News: A Review of Today’s Newspapers

Friday 25 September 2015

1 Hour


Blenheim Palace: The Marlborough Room



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Well-known journalists Jonathan Fenby and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown review the day’s newspapers with BBC presenter Gwenan Edwards. Expect some expert opinion and lively discussion about current affairs.

Fenby is a former editor of The Observer and of the South China Morning Post. He has written several popular books about China, including The Penguin History of Modern China and Will China Dominate the 21st Century, and a series of books on French history including his latest, The History of Modern France: From the Revolution to the Present Day. He speaks about the history of France at another festival event on Thursday.

Alibhai-Brown is one of the UK’s leading commentators on race, multiculturalism and human rights. She writes for national newspapers and is often seen and heard on television and radio. She won the George Orwell Prize for political journalism in 2002 and the Emma Award for journalism in 2004. Her latest book is Exotic England, The Making of a Curious Nation and she also appears at a festival panel event on the nature of Englishness.

Edwards has presented television news programmes including Wales at Six on ITV and Newsroom South East on the BBC. She has also reported from across the world for BBC World News. Edwards has presented and reported for a number of well-known television programmes including Watchdog on BBC1 and the BBC Proms.

Supported by Ian and Carol Sellars.