Event 26. Martin Bell & Kate Adie at the Bridport Literary Festival Friday 10th November at 11.00am
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Bridport Literary Festival 2017
War and the Death of News: Reflections of a Grade B Reporter
Martin Bell in conversation with Kate Adie
Date: Friday 10 November 2017
Venue: The Electric Palace, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NY
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Martin Bell has travelled through war zones, both as a soldier and a journalist. From Vietnam to Bosnia to Iraq, he has witnessed first-hand the dramatic changes in how conflicts are fought and how they are reported. Both he and fellow war correspondent, Kate Adie, have seen truth degraded in the name of balance and good taste – grief and pain censored so the viewers are not disturbed. In the age of international terror, they themselves have become targets and increasingly reports are made from the sidelines. The dominance of social media has ushered in a post-truth world. Twitter rumours and unverifiable videos abound and television news seeks to entertain rather than inform. Martin Bell and Kate Adie have much to talk about and share their observations of fake news and all that it engenders.