Debates in Peace Journalism
Sydney University Press
In Debates in Peace Journalism, Jake Lynch traces the major controversies in this emerging field - philosophical, pedagogical and professional - and links his own contributions to them with important new material. The book is intended for those wishing to immerse themselves in the main conceptual currents of peace journalism, and to navigate their own path around some of its rocks and shoals.
About the Author
Jake Lynch is a former newsreader and reporter for BBC World, Political Correspondent for Sky News and Sydney Correspondent for the London Independent newspaper. In a seventeen-year journalistic career, he reported on conflicts in the Middle East, South East Asia and South East Europe, as well as political events, summits and meetings across the UK and Europe.
As Director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney, Jake is the world's leading authority on peace journalism, the most published and most frequently cited author in the field. He convened the inaugural Peace Journalism Commission of the International Peace Research Association. He is a member of the six-person Advisory Panel of the Sydney Peace Foundation and of the International Advisory Board of the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research. He is an Associate of the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research.
He has led training workshops for professional editors and reporters in many countries, including Indonesia, The Philippines, Nepal, Armenia and Jordan, for clients including the British Council, Council of Europe and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.