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In person – Human Rights Lecture 2024 – Kate Adie: “A Human Right – To Protest”

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The Faculty of Arts & Humanities and Amnesty International are delighted and privileged to welcome Kate Adie, BBC’s former Chief News Correspondent, to speak at the 10th lecture in the School of Humanities’ prestigious Human Rights Lecture series. The lecture will take place on Tuesday 14 May at 18:00, on Avenue Campus.

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Kate will draw on her vast experience as a journalist and broadcaster to discuss the implications generally of how journalists and broadcasters manage the challenges of human rights issues: both as they witness them being exploited; as well as how they respond through their own (Western) lens to what they see. She will also bring to this the concrete example of the uprisings in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989 which Kate observed first hand. While discussing a historical example and personal experience, Kate will also argue that, in journalism, human rights are still at the heart of many news stories today.

The annual Human Rights lecture is sponsored jointly by Amnesty International (Southampton branch) and the University of Southampton’s School of Humanities. The Q&A will be chaired by Prof Jane Falkingham, Vice-President Engagement and International.

Event information 

This will be an in-person event* at Avenue Campus, University of Southampton.  We encourage guests to register at your earliest opportunity as spaces are strictly limited.

There will be a charity collection for Amnesty International at the end of the lecture should any attendees wish to donate.

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Location and contact

Avenue Campus, University of Southampton

Avenue Campus, Highfield Road, Southampton SO17 1BF