Jake Lynch on Peace Journalism


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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.


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One Response to “Jake Lynch on Peace Journalism”

  1. Jake Lynch’s exposé of Peace Journalism is very clear and objective and for me, most enlightening. It helps me understand why, after several decades of Peace Journalism there is an increase in arms manufacturing, in arms trading, in armed conflicts and in deaths from military activity.

    Where is the Peace journalist who will explain to the world that “holding” Peace discussions whilst “holding” machine guns, landmines, grenades, bombs, rockets, etc., is as logical as a doctor recommending a lean diet whilst prescribing 600 gr. of butter, 1 pint of cream and 400 gr. of sugar every day.

    If dialogue really produces a cease of an armed conlflict, it only means a new conflict will occur elsewhere, for arms have to be used.

    Decommissioned weapons are actually a blessing, a great gift to the Arms Trade, as new weapons are purchased.
    I love Peace Journalsm, but I love PEACE more.