Event Details

Please join us for a very special In Conversation with BBC Moscow correspondent Sarah Rainsford. In September she was brutally and unexpectedly expelled from Russia after two decades of reporting from there. "I am being expelled and I have been told that I can't come back – ever," she told BBC R4 Today. Sarah will talk to former WIJ Chair Eleanor Mills how she survived for so long, the reality of speaking truth to power and why she fears for the future of the country she loves so much. This will be a wide-ranging conversation designed to be helpful to aspiring younger journalists wanting to learn the tips of the trade, but also to anyone interested in the craft of journalism in hostile environments .


  • Sarah Rainsford (Former Russian Correspondent at BBC)

    Sarah Rainsford

    Former Russian Correspondent at BBC

  • Eleanor Mills (Founder and Editor in Chief of Noon)

    Eleanor Mills

    Founder and Editor in Chief of Noon

    British journalist formerly associated with The Sunday Times and The Times. She was the editorial director of The Sunday Times and editor of its magazine until March 2020. Mills was employed by Times Newspapers for 22 years.

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General Admission

These tickets are for an in-house event on the second floor and grants you access to the Club for the evening in Paddington London.

Standard Price £15
WIJ Member ticket

These ticket are for Women In Journalism Members only and grants you temporary access to the Club room in Norfolk Place W2 1QJ.
This ticket also affords the WIJ member an OFFER of no joining FEE (£100) when they sign up to become a full frontline club member (£325), offer valid for a month post the event.

Standard Price £15
CLUB Member Ticket

These are available to full paying members only the nominal £5 fee is refundable upon attendance OR can be redeemable for a drink voucher on the evening.

Primary Member Price £5