Francesca Borri: Live from Afghanistan
Italian journalist Francesca Borri is a war reporter based in the Middle East. She has covered the battle for Aleppo in Syria, the rise of Islamic State, jihadists in the Maldives, the leadership of Hamas and breaking news from Iraq, Syria, Egypt and elsewhere. She is the author of five books, her dispatches have been translated into 24 languages and she has twice been shortlisted for the European Press Prize. Now her commitment to understanding and reporting on jihadism takes her to Afghanistan to report on the takeover by the Taliban and the fate of Afghans living under their rule. She joins us live to report on the situation.
This event is co-organised with the Italian Cultural Institute and Italia Mia Festival
Authors will appear virtually.
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Francesca Borri, Italy 1980, is a war reporter.
A specialist of International Law, she moved to the Middle East in 2007 as human rights adviser. She switched to journalism in 2012 to cover the Arab Spring, and mainly, Syria. She writes for the weekly of La Repubblica, and in agreement with Palestinians, for Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel’s largest newspaper.
She is currently based in Kabul.