From Bosnia to Libya: The Impact of War Reporting on Foreign Policy

Unprecedented access 24 hours a day gives the public a front seat to conflict. But how has—and does—the media affect government decisions? Do celebrities play a role in the drive to war? How has that changed in the twenty years since the beginning of the wars in Yugoslavia?


    • Tom Gjelten (moderator) covers a wide variety of global security and economic issues for NPR.
    • Roger Cohen is a columnist for the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune
    • Lindsey Hilsum is international editor for Channel 4 News and has just returned from covering the uprisings in Egypt, Bahrain and Libya.
    • David Rieff is a New York-based journalist and author. A contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, he has written extensively about Iraq, and, more recently, Latin America.
    Date: May 18, 2011
    Time: 6:00 p.m.

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