Bullet-Proof

6.30 PM on Friday 11 October 2019

The Foreign Correspondents' Club
of South Asia
is hosting a discussion on

Bullet-Proof

By Teresa Rehman

The award-winning journalist from the North-East will discuss her just-out book with Pamela Philipose and Seema Mustafa, and read extracts from it

At 6.30pm on Friday, October 11, 2019 at the FCC Auditorium
AB-19 Mathura Road, Opposite Pragati Maidan Gate # 7, New Delhi-110001
(Parking on Bhagwan Dass Road, opposite the Supreme Court,s Gate # D)

You are cordially invited

S Venkat Narayan
President, FCC

Bullet-Proof is a first-of-its-kind account, the story of a female combat journalist and her encounters with insurgency from north-east India. Going beyond mere statistics, of deaths and arms recovered, and other documentary evidence, it shows us how conflict impacts women, children, health, environment, sanitation, wildlife and society. This book is a collection of rare human stories from one of the most under-reported regions in the world. It also talks about the trauma and vulnerabilities of a journalist in a conflict zone.

Teresa Rehman is an award-winning journalist based in north-east India. She worked for India Today, The Telegraph and Tehelka before she began editing the Thumb Print. Recipient of the WASH Media Awards 2009-2010, and the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award for two consecutive years (2008-09 and 2009-10) for the category 'Reporting on J & K and the Northeast (Print)'. Her other honours include Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity 2011, Sanskriti Award 2009 for Excellence in Journalism and the Seventh Sarojini Naidu Prize 2007 for Best Reporting on Panchayati Raj by The Hunger Project. She was also featured in the Power List of Femina magazine in 2012. Her first book is called The Mothers of Manipur (Zubaan Books), and Bulletproof: A Journalist's Notebook on Reporting Conflict (Penguin India) is her second book.

Reviews:
* 'An important book written by a very brave reporter'
(Ramachandra Guha)
* 'This book is a renewed appreciation of the critical role of journalists in our world' (Elisa Lees Munoz, Executive Director, International Women's Media Foundation)
* 'Teresa Rehman's reporting has played a crucial role in keeping the world informed on this troubled and fascinating region' (Daniel Lak, Al Jazeera)
* 'At work, Rehman had to "walk a tightrope - without any safety gear or support system." The focus was on humanising the conflict, which meant going to remote places, sometimes getting caught in the crossfire. Needless to say, she wasn't wearing a bulletproof jacket (The Hindu)