The Challenges of Reporting on Conflict. Anne Cadwallader “Conflict Resolution Journalism and Professional Integrity and Ethics” 14 th Cleraun Media Conference Dublin, Saturday October 20 2012. “The Troubles” – 1969-1998 (?). Causes still hotly-contested
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“Conflict Resolution Journalism and Professional Integrity and Ethics”
14th Cleraun Media Conference
Dublin, Saturday October 20 2012
Bobby Sands (27)
Richard (11) Mark (9) and Jason (7) Quinn
Mark Quinsey (23)
Thomas McDonald (16)
“A lie gets halfway around the world before truth gets its pants on”: Winston Churchill
target by abusing and assaulting her in
“rogue” members of the security forces
had been involved
security forces of collusion” in her murder
To give the audience an impartial summary of “both sides of the story so they can make their own minds up”
Does this make journalists mere paid technicians?
To listen to both sides, analyse, decide who is good/bad or speaking the truth and convey that to the audience?
A mixture of both?
If you have 5,000 words of facts and can only use 200 how do you choose?
Does this “choosing” make the theory of “objective journalism” a myth?
This woman was once “Britain’s Most Wanted”.
She was chased through the streets of Dublin by armed Gardai.
She was said to have bombed London. Metropolitan Police sought her extradition.
Nine extradition warrants accused her of murder and other crimes.
Should a journalist who interviewed her be protected from giving evidence?
Shot and wounded by loyalists in Short Strand, aged 16.
“Strong advocate” within republicanism for the Peace Process.
Member of the Northern Ireland Victims’ Forum.
“We didn’t go to war. War came to us.”
and moral responsibilities in a society in conflict?