Peace Talks 6: War and peace in journalism: Does the Devil have the best stories?

International Alert, in partnership with Sussex University’s School of Global Studies, presents the sixth in a series of Peace Talks on the subject of media, conflict and peace.

Wednesday 18th September at 19.00 at The Frontline Club, London

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

Dan Smith (Chair), Secretary General, International Alert

The event is free to attend and will be followed by a drinks and canapés reception.

*PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED*

If you wish to be added to our waiting list, please send your name and email address to: communications@international-alert.org.

The event will also be livestreamed to our website.