AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: 5×15: FIVE SPEAKERS, FIFTEEN MINUTES EACH featuring Nick Broomfield / Giles Duley / Beverley Naidoo / Terry Waite at Human Rights Action Centre, England – London
A special 5×15 to mark Human Rights Day. There will be fascinating talks from individuals who have explored the frontiers of human resistance and human resilience.
The Speakers include Terry Waite-humanitarian and author who previously worked as a hostage negotiator in the 1980s. Terry was Archbishop of Canterbury Robert Runcie’s Assistant for Anglican Communion Affairs in the 1980s. As an envoy for the Church of England, he travelled to Lebanon to try to secure the release of four hostages including journalist John McCarthy. On 20 January 1987, he was taken hostage. Waite remained in captivity for 1,763 days, the first four years of which were spent in total solitary confinement, and it was not until 18 November 1991 that he was released.
Giles Duley on documenting stories, then becoming one: Also speaking is Giles Duley was born in 1971 in London. After 10 years as an editorial photographer in the fashion and music industries in both the US and Europe, Duley began focusing his work on humanitarian projects. He has worked with well respected charities such as Médecins sans Frontiers, IOM and UNHCR to highlight lesser known stories deserving of public attention and action. In 2011, whilst on patrol with 75th Cavalry Regiment, United States Army in Afghanistan, Duley stepped on an improvised explosive device. He was severely injured, losing both legs and an arm. He is planning to return to work in 2012
Additionally: Nick Broomfield on the weird and wacky world of Sarah Palin, Beverley Naidoo on letters from Apartheid, Craig Brown’s One to One.