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Reporting from Conflict Zones: Telling the Stories of the Victims by Sophie McNeill, 2009

Award winning Australian foreign correspondent Sophie McNeill delivered the Lancaster University 2009 Richardson Institute Annual Peace Lecture to a packed audience. In her lecture - "Reporting from conflict zones: telling the stories of the victims" - Sophie discussed how she became a journalist and her experiences as a foreign correspondent. Drawing on her experiences in locations such as East Timor, Iraq, Pakistan, Palestine and Israel, Sophie discussed some of the critical challenges facing journalists working in conflict zones, such as issues around 'embedded' journalism, how new media forms have impacted journalism, and the need for greater empathy for the victims of conflict.

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