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Friend of Tortoise Exclusive

Open News Special Edition Covid: what we’ve learnt, and what next?

Open News Special Edition Covid: what we’ve learnt, and what next?

This event is exclusive to Friends of Tortoise

This is a digital-only ThinkIn.

For our last Open News meetings of the year, Tortoise journalists and members, with expert contributors who’ve worked with us throughout 2021, will come together to take stock of what our reporters have uncovered about what’s driven the news this year, and what it has told us about the forces that are shaping our world. What have we learned? What questions remain unanswered, and what new ones have arisen? At Tortoise, we always said that we would stay interested when the rest of the news media moves on. 

This week we’re looking at Covid. Is the UK Government’s strategy making a difference and how does it compare to what’s going on Europe? As Austria, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Italy reintroduce restrictions from tougher social distancing to mandatory vaccinations, are the global vaccine donations being met? And what’s going on with our own vaccine supply – is it going to waste?

editor and invited experts

Lara Spirit

Branko Brkic
Editor in Chief, Daily Maverick, South Africa

Caroline Lucas
MP Brighton (Green)

Joe Miller
Frankfurt Correspondent at the Financial Times

Roger Dennis
Foresight and Strategy Consultant, Arms Race supporter