‘For me to return to Afghanistan… It’s Death’: The Reality of Demonised Asylum Seekers

What are the forces driving refugees across the Channel? What are they fleeing? What are they hoping for?
Dr Iain Overton travelled to Calais to find out.

Conflict reporting in the 21st century: findings from a one day seminar

On Saturday 8th February, AOAV, Birkbeck College and the Frontline Club hosted the conference ‘Conflict Reporting in the 21st Century’. This is the summary report from that event. 1. CONTEXT AND WHY IT MATTERS Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) have been monitoring the devastating impact of explosive weapons for nine years. Between 2011 and 2018, we recorded […]

Top 100: The most influential journalists covering armed violence

From besieged cities in Syria to American street-corners, and countless other places in between, armed violence continues to take the lives of hundreds of thousands of people a year. It fundamentally reshapes the world we live in. Yet for a vast number of people, violence and conflict are abstractions far removed from their daily realities. […]

Tim Franks

Tim Franks presents Newshour and Hardtalk on the BBC. Previously, he served as a foreign correspondent in the Middle East. Franks was an embedded reporter with British forces in Iraq in 2003, and thereafter became Middle East correspondent based in Jerusalem and reported on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Despite being moved into a presenter role, he […]

Sue Lloyd Roberts

Sue Lloyd Roberts CBE is a television journalist who has worked with ITN, Channel 4 News and Channel 4 documentaries before joining the BBC as a Special Correspondent. She has reported extensively for Newsnight, including reports from Homs in Syria and from inside North Korea. Her investigative reporting has won her a string of awards, […]

Seymour M. Hersh

Seymour M. Hersh is a regular contributor for The New Yorker magazine. During his long career he has written extensively on security and military matters. Hersh established himself as a prominent investigative journalist thirty-five years ago when he broke the news of the 1968 massacre at My Lai, Vietnam. His reporting on the massacre won […]

Sebastian Junger

Sebastian Junger is an American journalist who has been an international reporter for over 20 years. In 2000, his in-depth reporting on Afghanistan became the subject of the National Geographic documentary “Into the Forbidden Zone”, and his knowledge of the region made him a special correspondent for ABC News and Vanity Fair. He has also […]

Robert Fisk

Robert Fisk is one of the best-known journalists in the world. He is Middle East Correspondent for the Independent and has reported on the region for more than 30 years. During his career, he has covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Lebanon. Fisk has won more British and International Journalism awards than any […]

Rima Maktabi

Rima Maktabi is a Lebanese journalist and presenter. A former presenter for al-Arabiya’s prime time news, she gained international recognition for her coverage of the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah. Maktabi has received awards from the Lebanese American University in Beirut and the Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashed Foundation in Dubai. She later joined CNN […]

Remy Ourdan

Remy Ourdan is a French journalist who is a deputy editor of newspaper Le Monde. In 1992 Ourdan began as a reporter in Sarajevo, and covered the siege of Sarajevo and the Bosnian war for four years. In the Balkans, he also covered the Kosovo war and Serbia after the fall of Slobodan Milosevic. In Africa, […]

Rana Jawad

Rana Jawad is an academic and journalist who has reported on the Middle East and North Africa. One of only two foreign correspondents based in Tripoli in February 2011, in the midst of the protests which led to the Libyan civil war, she contributed some of the first reporting from the conflict. After covering the conflict […]

Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan is a British journalist and television host, who currently presents Piers Morgan Live on CNN. Throughout his career Morgan has consistently taken a non-violent and anti-war approach. For example, whilst he was editor of The Mirror, the newspaper took a strong stance against the war in Iraq. More recently, in the wake of […]