Living in and reporting on conflict
On Belfast and Beyond we're fans of veteran Northern Ireland journalist Brian (Barney) Rowan. Journalistically speaking, he knows where the bodies are buried and literally speaking, he knows many of the the combatants – on all sides - who put them there.
We're interested therefore to see that he'll be speaking tomorrow morning at a 'Healing Through Remembering' (a victims / dealing with the past group) event in Belfast. Here's a blog from last year as a taster of what he might be saying.
Here's the blurb:
‘Living in and Reporting on Conflict’, a seminar with Brian Rowan (author and former BBC security editor) on Thursday 21 January 2010 at 10:00am at Healing Through Remembering, second floor, 17a Ormeau Avenue, Belfast.
Using exclusive archive material Brian Rowan will discuss his decades-long relationships with combatant groups, their means of communication with the media and how their words were reported.
The event offers an opportunity to discuss the dilemmas and processes of
reporting to – and living in – a divided society.
The event will run from 10am – 1:30pm and will be followed by a light lunch.
Places are limited – please book a place by Wednesday 20 January 2010.
Please RSVP to Claire Smith on + 44 (0)28 9023 8844.
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