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Terrorism and the Media

September 26, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


The Canadian Commission for UNESCO, in partnership with the Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence and the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University, is pleased to present an interactive session on Terrorism and the Media with Mr. Jean-Paul Marthoz.

The session will give journalism students and practicing journalists a greater understanding of covering violent extremism as well as the safety of journalists in Canada and abroad.

Based on UNESCO’s recent publication Terrorism and the Media: A Handbook for Journalists , author Jean-Paul Marthoz, will focus on the balance of freedom, security and responsibility linked to the challenges of covering extremism and radicalized violence.

He will lead the audience in an interactive session using various scenarios where the media may face acts of violent extremism or radicalization, and terrorism. Finally, he will explore the role of traditional media outlets and emerging alternatives, fake news and other issues pertaining to the way journalists report on these topics.

This session is designed for both journalism students and journalists – those who routinely cover these stories and for those who do not, but who may suddenly find themselves in the midst of an unfolding situation

About the speaker: Jean-Paul Marthoz

Belgian journalist and writer, Jean-Paul Marthoz is currently a foreign affairs columnist for Le Soir (Brussels), and teaches international journalism at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL, Belgium). He is also the author and co-author of a number of books on journalism, human rights and international relations.

PLACES ARE LIMITED. Lunch will be provided. Session en anglais seulement.


September 26, 2018
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm




Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario Canada + Google Map