Past event

Media Development Aid and Preventing Violent Extremism: some distinctions in communication interventions in conflict

Jake Lynch is the most published and most cited author on Peace Journalism, with six books and over sixty articles and book chapters to his credit. His work has appeared in field-leading scholarly journals, and been translated into languages including Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic and Bahasa Indonesia. He served as Secretary General of the International Peace Research Association from 2010-12. Jake has also devised and delivered training courses for professional editors and reporters in many countries, for clients including major official aid agencies. For his contributions to both theory and practice, he was awarded the 2017 Luxembourg Peace Prize, by the Schengen Peace Foundation. Before taking up an academic post at the University of Sydney, in 2007, Jake enjoyed a near-20-year career in journalism, with spells as a Political Correspondent for Sky News and Australia Correspondent for The Independent, culminating in a role as on-air presenter at BBC World TV News, for whom he presented over 1,000 live news bulletins. He won five international awards for his documentary film, Soldiers of Peace, narrated by Michael Douglas. In 2020, he was a Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations of Coventry University. In 2019, his debut novel, Blood on the Stone, an historical mystery thriller set in Oxford of the 17th Century, was published by Unbound Books.

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