For the second year in a row, a lecture took place at EIFA as part of Press week on Wednesday, 22 March. The topic this year was: "Where does information come from?" We welcomed the renowned journalists Famil Ismailov, News/Newsgathering Editor for the BBC Russian Service, and Jon Henley, European affairs correspondent for the Guardian.
During the week, we had distinguished guests who came to talk to our students on what is the press and why it is still so important in today's world. Gwenaelle Boulet, editor in chief for the magazine Astrapi, talked to the Y4 class about the source of information. Eric Boulet, permanent correspondent for Le Monde discussed with the Senior School students on whether we should trust journalists and how to make sure that the information we receive is correct. Lastly, Peter Spiegel, News editor of the Financial Times, Ex-Brussels bureau chief of the FT, and Former national security correspondent for the LA Times and Wall Street Journal in DC, spoke to the Y6 class about what is "Fake News". Our Senior School students had a tour of the offices of the FT, conducted by Mr Spiegel. We would like to thank all our guests for their time, and also Catherine Faure, Senior School teacher who organised this amazing Press Week.