War reporting

Reporting Sri Lanka – The Truth That Wasn’t There

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 by a young student film-maker who managed to gain access in the immediate aftermath of the ceasefire. Guy Gunaratne, (@guygunaratne) is […]


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

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, Sandstorm, which tells the story of the Libyan revolt) and Tom Coghlan of The Times. Despite the bloodshed and savagery […]


Marie Colvin: What She Would Have Wanted

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 writer with an eye for the human detail and a strong sense of the urgent narrative of conflict. But she […]

February 22nd, 2012|Journalism|1 Comment|

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

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 has made conflict a part of everyone’s life in this modern world. This is where the war reporters play the crucial […]


New Ways To Witness Wars: POLIS @ LSE Literary Festival

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 the best British conflict reporters describe three very different ways to tell the stories of three very different war-zones. Fiction, […]

December 22nd, 2010|Research|0 Comments|