Ticket Deadline Countdown – 7 days to go
Ever keen to engage with the stories that dominate our headlines we are pleased to announce two brilliant journalists for this year's festival.
We're very excited that we shall be joined by David Loyn, the BBC Foreign Correspondent who has been reporting from disasters and conflicts for more than thirty years. He will be asking whether social media and other technology have muscled out traditional reporting, in a post-Arab Spring world.
We're also thrilled to announce that Channel 4 News' Economics Editor, Faisal Islam will be speaking at this year's festival and taking part in a panel alongside economists Gillian Tett and Matthew Bishop and Christian Aid's CEO Loretta Minghella, who formerly worked at the FSA. Faisal has been working at Channel 4 News since 2004, and collected numerous awards for his coverage of the Icelandic banking crisis in 2009.
Don't forget, 30th June is your last opportunity to buy tickets for Greenbelt 2011 at a reduced rate. You can buy your tickets from the Greenbelt Box Office. To help convince the undecided we're posting a series of announcements as we approach the ticket deadline, you can read them all here.