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John Matisonn - The Arab Revolution Of 2011 @ The Commodore Hotel

Distinguished journalist John Matisonn recently returned from a stint with the United Nations in Afghanistan where he was an adviser on media strategy as that country attempted to democratise. He will be speaking to the club on "the Arab revolution of 2011" - how it happened and what it means.

 

He was project coordinator during last year's Afghan parliamentary elections and previously served as electoral media commission adviser for the presidential election the previous year. He previously served as electoral media commission chairman for the provincial council polls.

 

Matisonn, who is a member of the club, was founder and editorial director of THISDAY, a national newspaper which ran for about a year in the early part of this century. Previously he held various posts as parliamentary correspondent and councillor for the Independent Broadcasting Authority.

 

He spent many years in the United States serving variously as Washington DC correspondent for the Rand Daily Mail, the Cape Times, Sunday Times and the morning newspapers in SA and editor of the Washington Report on Africa in the mid-1980s.

 

Date Tuesday, March 15, 2011
   
Time 12:30 for 13:00
   
Venue America’s Cup Room, Commodore Hotel, Portswood Road, Portswood Square, V & A Waterfront
   
Cost R130 Members R170 Guests
   
R.S.V.P.

Gloria at 021 683 3990 or headoff@mweb.co.za

   
Payments

Payment can be made on the day at the venue by cash or cheque (not credit card) or prior to the function by electronic transfer. Please do not deposit cash into the account as bank charges are too high on cash deposits.

Info for online deposits: FNB, Cape Town,Br Code 201409, Account 50260072365

   
Notes JOURNALISTS WHO BOOK FOR THIS FUNCTION CAN ATTEND AT HALF PRICE THANKS TO SPONSORSHIP BY CENTRAL ENERGY FUND.
   

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