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The War on Journalists

News from the frontlines

Julian Borger (photo credit Carlotta Luke)
John Lyons
Alisa Sopova (photo credit Olga Kononenko)
Anastasia Taylor-Lind (photo credit Paolo Verzone)
Hamish Macdonald
Friday 24 May 2024
Event Code: 70

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War correspondent Marie Colvin stated: “It has always seemed to me that what I write about is humanity in extremis, pushed to the unendurable, and that it is important to tell people what really happens in wars.”

With conflict continuing in Ukraine, and the death toll of journalists in the Gaza conflict reaching alarming proportions, we look at the role of journalists in war – on and off the frontlines – and how vital the protection of journalists is to news we can trust about the realities of war.

Join us to hear from those with firsthand experience from the most conflict-ridden parts of the world: Global Affairs Editor for the ABC, John Lyons, The Guardian World Affairs Editor, Julian Borger and journalists Alisa Sopova and Anastasia Taylor-Lind of the 5km From the Frontline project. In conversation with journalist and broadcaster Hamish Macdonald.

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