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Venue: Institute For Government, 2 Carlton Gardens, SW1Y 5AA
(Note: The venue requires all attendees to bring photo IDs with them which will be checked by a security guard on arrival and random bag searches will be carried out too)

‘Intolerance’ has recently become a headline issue in South Asia. Why and why now? Does intolerance take different forms in the UK, India and Pakistan? Do the media in these regions stoke intolerance? What impact does intolerance have upon culture and freedom of expression?

The Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellows at the University of Westminster invite you to a day of discussion on the pressing issues around intolerance that confront India, Pakistan and the UK today.

Confirmed speakers include, among others:

  • Martin Rowson (Award winning cartoonist, illustrator, graphic novelist and writer)
  • James Fergusson (Award winning journalist and author)
  • Gita Sahgal (Executive Director, Centre for Secular Space)
  • Salil Tripathi (Award winning journalist and author)
  • Aaqil Ahmed (Head of Religion and Ethics, BBC)

Download the full programme.

Admission is by invitation only and booking is essential. To confirm your place please RSVP by Friday 11 March via Eventbrite.

The Chevening Symposium

The Chevening Symposium is the culmination of the South Asia Journalism Programme. Over the past eight weeks, the fellows have worked together, as a group, to organize this event. Together they have agreed its theme, its speakers, its audience and the format of the day bringing to the table not only their own individual views and experiences, but also the concerns that have been debated amongst them over the past weeks. For the fellows, the symposium is an opportunity to open these topics up to a wider audience and to engage in discussion with experts they admire. As a project, this has been a uniquely exciting and rewarding exercise in working together.