Press Club honours war correspondent

Winner of Amnesty Human Rights Award recounts life reporting from the frontline 

Australian-born journalist Lynne O’Donnell gave a fascinating insight into her career as a war correspondent when she addressed Birmingham Press Club members at a lunch held at Edgbaston Golf Club. Lynne, the winner of an Amnesty International Human Rights Press Award for her series of stories on Afghan women, was bureau chief in Kabul for Associated Press and French news agency AFP. Lynne, who was made an honorary life member of the Press Club, also signed copies of her book, High Tea in Mosul. A raffle in aid of The Frontline Club, which supports journalists, cameramen and photographers who risk their lives in the course of their work, raised £600.


1 Adrian Kibbler, Tony Adams, Llewela Bailey, Elizabeth Negus, Fred Bromwich. Front_ Bob Warman, Lynne O’Donnell

2 Tim Andrews, Samantha Faulkener, Phil Oldershaw

3 Hazell Horton-Peppercorn, Suzanne Lazarus, Dianne Hall, Steve Hall

4 Howard Bennett, John Duckers, David Dunckley, Val Deeley

5 Derek Inman, Andy Skinner, John James

6 Beryl Williams, Nick Hudson, Sue Arnold

7 Anita Sharma-James, Anne Harcourt, Sue Green

8 Pat and Chris Mair

Photography by Ian Tennant