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Peace Journalism - the only way forward or a blind alley?

Peace Journalism: is it the only way forward or a blind alley? David Loyn and Jake Lynch debate the principles of peace journalism.
Moderated by the BBC’s Nick Higham

David Loyn believes peace journalism to be among the most destructive of emerging journalistic trends. According to Jake Lynch, all other kinds of journalism are ‘war journalism’, biased in favour of war.

Lynch, co-author of Peace Reporting, is a proponent of ‘peace journalism’, defined as when editors and reporters make choices – of what stories to cover and about how to report them – that allow for non-violent response to conflict.

Presenting the counter-position, Loyn argues that, in seeking to report from a peace journalism-oriented approach, a journalist compromises not only his integrity, but his duty to uphold traditional journalistic values of fairness, objectivity, and impartiality.

On the one side, the role of the correspondent is to play witness; on the other, actor. Join us, as Jake Lynch and David Loyn debate the principles of peace journalism.

David Loyn has been a foreign correspondent for more than 25 years, mostly for the BBC. He is one of only two British journalists to have won the top awards in both radio and television as Sony Radio Reporter of the Year in 1985, and Royal Television Society Journalist of the year in 1999, among several other awards for his work.

Jake Lynch is a reporter in television news. He is also co-director of the journalism think-tank, Reporting the World. Jake Lynch has taught in five universities, and led training courses for professional editors and reporters all over the world. He was co-director of the Reporting the World project.


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Date and Time:

13 June 2006 at 7:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



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