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Location: Room ELG03 (Lower Ground floor, enter via main entrance in Northampton Square)
As news organisations cut correspondent posts and foreign bureaus, aid agencies, human rights groups and other NGOs have been swift to move in. Indeed, NGO-workers are now some of the most important providers of African coverage: regularly creating or commissioning multimedia for placement in mainstream news. But why and how do journalists use the images and video that NGOs provide? How does this change the kinds of stories that are told about Africa? And what effects has NGOs' shift into news production had on journalism and NGO-work?
Kate Wright's new book is the first to analyse what happens outside the emergency fundraising appeals, which others have studied. Her unique access to NGOs and news outlets was secured by her unusual positioning: as a scholar, an award-winning international news journalist at the BBC, and a former consultant on media ethics for Oxfam, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.
Join Kate Wright in conversation with Head of the Journalism Department, Professor Suzanne Franks, followed by a wine reception.
Supported by the Department of Journalism, and the Humanitarian News Research Network at City, University of London