Tag Archives: War reporting

Jul 17 2013

Reporting Sri Lanka – The Truth That Wasn’t There

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During the Sri Lankan civil war an international media ban meant the conflict was largely unrecorded or witnessed by outsiders. Most ‘news’ was either rumours or filtered by the government. Polis Summer School student Jasmit Shahi reports on a talk at LSE … Continue reading

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Mar 27 2012

Reporting Revolutions: Don’t Forget The Aftermath (Guest blog) #Polis12

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This report by Polis intern Barbara Feeney on our Reporting Revolutions panel discussion at the Polis Journalism Conference chaired by Richard Sambrook of Cardiff University with BBC’s Lyse Doucet, Lindsey Hilsum of Channel 4 News (who has a new book, … Continue reading

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Feb 22 2012

Marie Colvin: What She Would Have Wanted

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Anyone who worked with or met Marie Colvin, or consumed her extraordinary output, knew she was more than just a great journalist. She was also a huge personality bursting with compassion for the suffering that her reporting showed us. She was a compelling … Continue reading

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Jul 20 2011

War Reporting: It’s Just Journalism (Summer School Guest Blog)

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This blog by Polis Summer School student Reena Gurung is based on a talk by BBC News producer Stuart Hughes who lost a leg in a landmine explosion while covering the conflict in Iraq. Ever since the Vietnam War, media globalisation … Continue reading

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Dec 22 2010

New Ways To Witness Wars: POLIS @ LSE Literary Festival

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Conflict is never easy to report. It’s dangerous, difficult and resources are depleted. So for the POLIS panel at the LSE’s Literary Festival in February we have found three top journalists who have done something special with narrative. Three of … Continue reading

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Oct 13 2010

Media is for Peace, Love and Understanding?

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There are different theories of what role the media should embrace. One of them is that the media should serve the audience and is responsible in seeking truth. With regard to conflicts this means that responsible journalism providing all relevant … Continue reading

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Jul 19 2010

Show Me The Gore (guest blog)

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The following is by POLIS summer school student Emil Stigsgaard Fuglsang. In his first-ever blog he gives his thoughts after a lecture on the media’s portrayal of war and  human suffering. It is a critique of the media professional’s promise … Continue reading

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Jul 16 2010

Depicting Icarus: empathy and journalism (guest blog by Victoria Yates)

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“My son was nearly nineteen years old,” Mohammed said. “He wanted to be a doctor. There’s a photograph of him”-he waved his hand vaguely-“somewhere, wearing a stethoscope.” He made no move to get it, as though already discouraged by the … Continue reading

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Feb 14 2010

War stories – how to bring the battle to the book

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Report on the Polis Panel at the LSE Literary Festival By Bjork Kjaernested People have always been fascinated by war. But in the age of humanitarian interventions, multinational armies, governmental restrictions, intangible enemies and digital revolutions the world of the … Continue reading

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Jan 30 2010

Blair at Chilcot: 'The Superbowl of Self-Justification'

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Tony Blair’s resolute, unchanging, self-affirming appearance at the impotent Chilcot Inquiry reminded us of the Politician’s Virility Dilemma. If they change their minds or admit fault then they are seen as weak. If they stick to their guns they are … Continue reading

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