Jake Lynch on Peace Journalism


Leeds Beckett University – TRANSCEND Media Service

Dr Jake Lynch, former BBC newsreader, Political Correspondent for Sky News and Sydney Correspondent for the Independent. Jake is now the Director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney and is one of the most published authors in the field of Peace Journalism.

Jake Lynch is a former BBC newsreader, political correspondent for Sky News and Sydney correspondent for the Independent. He is Associate Professor of Peace Journalism and Director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia, and winner of the 2017 Luxembourg Peace Prize. Lynch is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment and advisor for TRANSCEND Media Service. He is the co-author, with Annabel McGoldrick, of Peace Journalism (Hawthorn Press, 2005), and Debates in Peace Journalism, Sydney University Press and TRANSCEND University Press. He also co-authored with Johan Galtung and Annabel McGoldrick ‘Reporting Conflict: An Introduction to Peace Journalism,’ which TMS editor Antonio C. S. Rosa translated to Portuguese.


This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 30 Apr 2018.

Anticopyright: Editorials and articles originated on TMS may be freely reprinted, disseminated, translated and used as background material, provided an acknowledgement and link to the source, TMS: Jake Lynch on Peace Journalism, is included. Thank you.

If you enjoyed this article, please donate to TMS to join the growing list of TMS Supporters.

Share this article:

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a CC BY-NC 4.0 License.

One Response to “Jake Lynch on Peace Journalism”

  1. rosemerry says:

    What a change to hear this. Instead we now have continuing packs of lies and evidence-free accusations from unrelenting, irrational Russia-haters in the USA and the UK, among others, with no attempt whatsoever to even listen to alternative views. “Highly likely” is used instead of any facts, and any countering words or facts are dismissed, ignored or vilified. I am nearly in despair about the recent farce in the UK (the Skripals seem now to be kidnapped!!) and to find this is believed, and the “gas attack by the evil Assad” in Douma, where the NATO members of the OPCW investigation team in the Hague refused even to listen to the witnesses including the boy “hosed” by the White Helmets whose support for the overthrow of Assad’s government has long been supported by the USA/UK.