‘The Journalism of Politics and the Politics of Journalism’ – A British Council ‘Knowledge is GREAT’ Lecture featuring Bridget Kendall MBE

  • ‘The Journalism of Politics and the Politics of Journalism’ – A British Council ‘Knowledge is GREAT’ Lecture featuring Bridget Kendall MBE :
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In her talk, entitled ‘The Journalism of Politics and the Politics of Journalism’, Bridget Kendall will consider some of the ways in which the world of journalism is changing.  The Fourth Estate is very important for a healthy society but in recent years it has been tested in various parts of the world both by changing politics and technology.
But increasingly the modern information space is also being weaponised by those who seek to exploit and manipulate information for their own ends.. Today’s news does not always increase understanding, it can also fuel prejudice, fear and confusion.
So what is the role of a professional journalist in this bewildering battleground of hacks, leaks and fake news? And what are the institutions and values in any society which must be protected to ensure an independent media?

  • Bridget Kendall MBE

    Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge University's oldest College.

    Bridget Kendall is the first female Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge University's oldest College.Prior to taking up her appointment earlier this year, she was the BBC's award winning Diplomatic Correspondent, covering major international news for BBC radio, television and online....   Read More

    Bridget Kendall MBE

    Bridget Kendall MBE Bridget Kendall is the first female Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge University's oldest College. Prior to taking up her appointment earlier this year, she was the BBC's award winning Diplomatic Correspondent, covering major international news for BBC radio, television and online. She is also former BBC Washington correspondent and was the BBC's Moscow correspondent during the collapse of Communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. She speaks fluent Russian, has twice interviewed President Putin and maintains a close interest in Russia and East/West relations. Among her awards are the James Cameron Award for distinguished journalism and an MBE from Her Majesty the Queen in the 1994 New Year's Honours list. She is also presenter of The Forum for BBC radio, a weekly discussion programme which explores new ideas and research from around the world.

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