Humanitarian News: changes, challenges and prospects

Wednesday 21st October 2015

smallcooperanndcottleFrom 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┬áReid (Head of Disaster Response, GSMA Mobile for Development)
  • Dr Mel Bunce (City University)

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