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The Media on Syria

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The conflict in Syria has taken the lives of many journalists and many more have been kidnapped and remain missing. The level of risk for journalists in the country is extremely high and yet the imperative to cover what is happening there is equally so.

In partnership with the Overseas Press Club we will be bringing together a panel of journalists and editors to talk about the challenges to journalism that have arisen from the high risk of covering the conflict in Syria and the work that needs to be done to better ensure the safety of journalists working there.

The level of risk has left many editors reluctant to send in staff journalists resulting in them relying more and more on freelancers. We will be asking if the conflict in Syria is becoming unreportable and if this is the case then how do we tell the story of what is happening there?

Chaired by Stuart Hughes, a senior world affairs producer with BBC News.

The panel:

Sean Ryan is the associate editor of The Sunday Times, he formerly served as foreign editor.

Emma Beals is a freelance journalist and a member of the founding committee of Frontline Freelance Register (FFR).

Fabio Bucciarelli is a documentary photographer focusing on conflicts and the humanitarian consequences of war. Recently he has covered events in Africa and the Middle East, including the ongoing conflict in Syria.

Mani is a freelance filmmaker and photojournalist. He has worked in South Asia and the Middle East and since 2011 he focused on documenting the conflict in Syria mainly for Channel 4 News.

This event is organised in partnership with the Overseas Press Club of America.

Syria: Changing Media Coverage? Tuesday 19 November 2013, 7:00 PM

Felipe Sahagún @sahagunfelipe

The Media on Syria. Howard Kurtz:  via @FoxNews And Listening Post:  via @AJEnglish 

Fox News @FoxNews

Kurtz moves from CNN to Fox with the same old song – Jack Shafer

After “Reliable Sources” host Howard Kurtz parted ways with CNN in June and announced the move of his Sunday morning TV act to Fox News Channel, he had a chance to retool the media-news-and-criticism formula he purveyed on the network for 15 years. Instead, he has dressed his old CNN show in Fox bunting. In the Sept. 8 debut, he recruited members of the “Reliable Sources” stock company (David Zurawik, Nia-Malika Henderson, Lauren Ashburn, and Michelle Cottle) to chat with him about the week’s news. The new show even appears in his old CNN time slot, 11 a.m. The only new thing about the show is its name, “MediaBuzz.”

There’s always hope that Kurtz and his Fox producers will rethink the show in coming weeks, but his initial reluctance to fiddle with the “Reliable Sources” format indicates that 1) he thinks the old show was perfect as it was, and/or 2) he has no new ideas on how to report on the state of the press on TV. My assessment of “MediaBuzz” is by no means universal — it engaged the Washington Post‘s Erik Wemple and attracted an audience nearly double that of the Sept. 8 “Reliable Sources” – but I am certain it is correct… MORE

RT @AlfonsoGTorres: Periodismo en estado puro. Las entrañas del conflicto sirio. Por @manubrabo y @monicagprieto …  9:21 PM – 15 Sep 2013

An increasingly complex war of images and representations has been raging alongside the conflict on the ground. ( 25-May-2013 )

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