War and the Death of News
About the event
The last half a century has been a period of significant change in the way wars have been fought and how they have been perceived. Drawing on his experiences as a journalist and a soldier, the respected former BBC correspondent provides a moving, personal account of war – its futility and its failures – and an impassioned take on what we’ve lost in 21st century reporting. The dangers we face today from international terrorism are unprecedented, and TV news, no longer being an eyewitness, censors real-world violence and peers across frontiers with the help of unverifiable videos. This is a compelling account of where we have come from and where we now stand, by one of the outstanding TV journalists of our time.