Covering the Military: Lessons Fom a Former Insider. Joe Glenton to Speak at Goldsmiths

    Thursday 27 October 2016
    LG01, Professor Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths University of London, SE14 6NW

    Joe Glenton, a London-based national security reporter covering the UK military and defence issues will be speaking at a free public event hosted by the CIJ at Goldsmiths University on Thursday 27 October.

    When the war on terror began, Glenton signed-up to serve his nation. He passed through basic training and deployed to Afghanistan in 2006. What he saw overseas left him disillusioned, and he returned manifesting symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

    Refusing a second tour, he went AWOL and left the country, but returned voluntarily to fight his case, with the military accusing him of desertion.


    Despite being threatened with years in prison, he continued to speak out and won the support of many of his fellow soldiers. He was eventually sentenced to nine months in military prison.

    His book about refusing to serve in what he thought was an unjust war is called Soldier Box.


    Glenton will provide a unique insider’s perspective on how best to cover the extremely secretive and PR-conscious military institution.


    Joe Glenton’s lecture "Covering the Military: Lessons From a Former Insider" will be on Thursday October 27 2016, from 6.30pm-8pm in LG01 in the Professor Stuart Hall Building at Goldsmiths University.
    The talk will be followed by an audience Q&A.
    The event is FREE, but if you want a place please rsvp to