[csaa-forum] Jake Lynch, Media at Sydney: Peace Journalism, 22 May 2009

Alan Hui ahui5088 at mail.usyd.edu.au
Tue May 12 10:31:19 CST 2009

Correction: Date in body of text should be 22 May, not 8 May.

From: ahui5088 at mail.usyd.edu.au
To: csaa-forum at lists.cdu.edu.au
Subject: Jake Lynch, Media at Sydney: Peace Journalism, 22 May 2009
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 00:23:40 +1000

Media and Communications Department at University of Sydney invites you
to join us on Friday 8 May, at 4pm, hear about some of the very latest
thinking on peace journalism. 

Associate Professor Jake Lynch is Director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
at the University of Sydney. He is the author of Debates in Peace
Journalism (Sydney University Press, 2008), as well as numerous other
books, book chapters and articles. He convened the inaugural peace
journalism commission of the International Peace Research Association,
and is an Executive member of the Sydney Peace Foundation. Before
taking up an academic career, Jake was a professional journalist,
having worked as a presenter for BBC World television news, a Political
Correspondent for Sky News and the Sydney correspondent for the

Jake’s talk explores Peace Journalism and a global standard for reporting conflict. 

Journalism is unaccountable because unassessable, according to the
Oxford philosopher, Onora O'Neill, delivering a BBC Reith Lecture. Many
involved in conflicts round the world have cause for complaint about
media influence, from Rwandan hate radio to the distortions of the New
York Times and Washington Post in covering the debate over the invasion
of Iraq. Prime movers in Radio Milles Collines have been tried for war
crimes; the two US newspapers had the good grace to apologise. But how
could accountability be increased? Not by strengthening regulation,
perhaps, but by devising a global standard for assessing the reporting
of conflict. Jake Lynch puts forward the credentials of peace
journalism, as the basis for such a standard, and explains how it could

Time: 4 to 5pm, Friday 8 May 2009, followed by light refreshments

Location: Philosophy Room S249, Main Quadrangle, University of Sydney

This event is free and no RSVP is required. Please forward this invitation onto your contacts and lists.
At Sydney is series of seminars and public talks presenting the best of
contemporary media and communications research, thinking and

further information please visit
http://www.arts.usyd.edu.au/departs/media/index.php?page=events or
contact: Dr. Tim Dwyer, tim.dwyer at usyd.edu.au

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