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Media, the Law and Peace Building: from Bosnia and Kosovo to Iraq

Simon Haselock, Coalition Provisional Authority, Iraq, and Nik Gowing, BBC World, will give keynote speeches at a seminar on Media, the Law and Peace Building, Friday 21 May at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

They will focus on the role of media policy in post-war environments. Monroe Price, director of the Stanhope Centre for Communications Policy Research, Mark Thompson, author of Forging War, and Jonathan Steele, who has been reporting for the Guardian from Baghdad, will give responses. The seminar will conclude with a general discussion.

  • Simon Haselock is head of media development and regulation of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq (CPA). The CPA is the temporary governing body which has been designated by the United Nations as the lawful government of Iraq until such time as Iraq is politically and socially stable enough to assume its sovereignty.
  • Nick Gowing has been a main presenter on BBC World since 1996, and main presenter on The World Today, and its predecessor NewsDesk, from 1996 to 2000. BBC World drew on Nik Gowing's extensive reporting experience throughout the Kosovo crisis from March to June 1999.

Media, the Law and Peace Building: from Bosnia and Kosovo to Iraq is on Friday 21 May from 9.30am-2pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton St, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To reserve a press seat for this event, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

For more information on the seminar, please contact Wendy Foulds on 020 7849 4631 or email csp@lse.ac.uk| 

Notes:

This is an Alistair Berkley Memorial Seminar, hosted by DESTIN Crisis States Programme at LSE and the Stanhope Centre for Communications Policy Research.

LSE hosts an event every two years in memory of LSE student Alistair Berkley, who died in the Lockerbie bombing in December 1988. The event aims to bring together the legal and development communities around issues of immediate public concern.

Crisis States Programme (CSP)
The aim of the Crisis States Programme (CSP) at DESTIN's Development Research Centre is to provide new understanding of the causes of crisis and breakdown in the developing world and the processes of avoiding or overcoming them. More information at www.crisisstates.com| 

LSE's Development Studies Institute (DESTIN) was established in 1990 to promote interdisciplinary post-graduate teaching and research on processes of social, political and economic development and change. The Institute is dedicated to understanding problems of poverty and late development within local communities, national political and economic systems and in the international system. More information at: http://www.lse.ac.uk/Depts/destin/| 

The Stanhope Centre for Communications Policy Research was developed to provide a forum for open dialogue and scholarship related to media law and policy around the world, notably through working very closely with LSE's Crisis States Programme. More information at http://www.stanhopecentre.org/| 

11 May 2004

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