Peace Talks: War and Peace in Journalism – Does the Devil Have the Best Stories?
In the media, lead coverage is often given to stories and images from the front lines. As the old newsroom saying goes: “If it bleeds, it leads.” But what happens when a conflict fades from the headlines and the long path to peace begins? Can the power of the media be harnessed to highlight positive stories of peacebuilding, reconciliation and change?
Join us to explore how the media depicts the stories of both conflict and peace, with:
Martin Bell, veteran war correspondent.
Timothy Large, Editor-in-Chief, Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Cynthia Weber, Professor of International Relations, University of Sussex.
Chaired by Dan Smith, Secretary General, International Alert.
The event is free to attend and will be followed by a drinks and canapés reception.