Afghanistan, War and the Media: Deadlines and Frontlines explores the journalism coming out of the current Afghan war from the frontline and from the greater comfort of the library. It is an unusual hybrid: the testimony of some of the best frontline correspondents of our era, much of it placed in appropriate historical contexts, alongside detailed academic analysis – and much more.
Indra Adnan, Director of the Soft Power Network, Australia
Will Barton, Senior Lecturer, Coventry School of Art and Design
Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Professor, Bowling Green State University, Ohio
Alex Crawford, Foreign Correspondent, Sky News
David Cromwell and David Edwards, Media Lens
Corinne Fowler, Lecturer, Leicester University
Hanan Habibzai, freelance journalist covering Afghan-related issues
David Hayward, Head of the Journalism Programme for the BBC College of Journalism
Phillip Knightley, author of the seminal history of war correspondents
Allan Little, Special Correspondent with the BBC
Tim Luckhurst, Professor of Journalism, University of Kent
Alpaslan Özerdem, Professor, Coventry University
Jake Lynch, University of Sydney,
Kevin Marsh, Executive Editor at the BBC College of Journalism
Donald Matheson, Senior Lecturer, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Annabel McGoldrick, peace journalism theorist and activist
Stuart Ramsay, Sky News Chief Correspondent
Vaughan Smith, independent video journalist, founder of the Frontline Club
Alex Thomson, Chief Correspondent, Channel Four News
John Tulloch, Professor of Journalism, University of Lincoln
This book allows some of our leading practitioners of war reporting to have their say.
The commentators also have theirs. It is a sobering read, to put it mildly.
Huw Edwards, presenter of BBC News at Ten