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Reporting the Holocaust: As it was Happening

Part of the series 'Headlines and Lifelines: The Media and Genocide', examining the role of the media in the reporting of genocide.

A lecture examining the way in which the media in Britain - and especially the BBC, reported the news of the Holocaust during the Second World War. Using BBC archives and those of other media, Seaton will look at the information that was available and how it was interpreted and reported.

Jean Seaton is Professor of Media History at the University of Westminster, Official Historian of the BBC and Director of the Orwell Prize. She has written widely on the media in wars and conflicts and the relationship between the media and politics. Her most recent books include Carnage and the Media: the Making and Breaking of News about Violence, and What is to be done? Making the Media and Politics Better. She was awarded a British Academy Thank Offering to Britain for her work on the BBC and the Holocaust.


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Date and Time:

3 February 2011 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide
29 Russell Square
020 7636 7247

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