Reporting the World


Since 2001, Reporting the World has brought senior professional journalists together with experts and analysts from universities and NGOs, for discussions about reporting conflict.

What is unusual is the focus of these discussions – the news itself, and issues of representation and responsibility for editors and reporters.

Participants include:

•Editors of the Guardian, Financial Times, al Quds al Araby and New African magazine

•Heads of News at the BBC and CNN, as well as many prominent front-line reporters

•Professors in Conflict and Peace Studies, Sociology, Media and Communications

•On-the-ground peace workers from the Middle East, South-east Europe, Africa and Indonesia

A unique resource

This site contains transcripts of discussions on these conflicts as well as the ‘War on Terrorism’ and the invasion of Iraq – before and after. Together, they make up a unique resource for researchers and students.

Reporting the World also takes the form of a series of occasional papers, articles and booklets, all of which are available on this site.

They include the Reporting the World book, with its innovative four-point ethical checklist for covering conflicts.


Partners of Reporting the World


‘The nearest thing to a journalism think-tank’ – the Observer


Peace Journalism is when editors and reporters make choices - of what stories to report, and how to report them – which create opportunities for society at large to consider and to value non-violent responses to conflict.

It advocates change in journalism, but it is not trying to turn journalism into something else. If society gets to consider non-violent responses, and decides it prefers violent ones, there is little journalism can do about it!

But it’s based on research evidence that war journalism predominates, in most reporting of conflict, most of the time. We need to do something to give peace a chance - and that’s peace journalism.