Wednesday 21st October 2015
From the refugee crisis in Europe to the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake, humanitarian news has been dominating the news agenda. In response, a panel of experts will debate how we report such issues at the launch of a new book, Humanitarianism Communications and Change by Glenda Cooper (City University) and Professor Simon Cottle (Cardiff University).
Academics, journalists and NGO workers will debate how the fast-changing nature of communications throws up new challenges but also new possibilities for humanitarian relief and intervention.
The book’s editors will be joined by:
- Ben Parker (Chief Executive, IRIN newswire)
- Prof Suzanne Franks (City University)
- Prof Richard Sambrook (Cardiff University)
- Leigh Daynes (Executive director, Doctors of the World UK)
- Brendan Paddy (Head of Communications, Disasters Emergency Committee)
- Randolph Kent (former Director of the Humanitarian Futures Programme)
- Kyla Reid (Head of Disaster Response, GSMA Mobile for Development)
- Dr Mel Bunce (City University)