Event Details

BBC Moscow correspondent Sarah Rainsford was unexpectedly expelled from Russia labelled as 'national threat' by the Kremlin as they add to their blacklist of foreign media.

Sarah first lived in Russia just after the USSR fell apart and began reporting from Moscow 20 years ago soon after Vladimir Putin came to power.

She will be talking to former 'Women in Journalism' Chair Eleanor Mills about how she coped in a hostile environment, the realities 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 help aspiring journalists and correspondents wanting to learn the tips of the trade, but also to anyone interested in the craft of foreign reports.


  • 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