Peace through Media Awards…

Tomorrow I’ll be in London for a panel discussion on the media’s role in building peace… It’s to be a pretty open ended affair, but I’ll be drawing some of my own thoughts from a paper I recently put together for a publication for the Annenberg School of Communication at USC in Los Angeles (we’re working on an online launch on Slugger soon)… It’s likely to feature the recent events with the threat against Suzanne Breen and the Sunday Tribune, the rising term of ‘dissident journalists’, as a means of isolating people who ask difficult or challenging questions and the post peace process problem of scrutinising a government which has no official opposition (and it’s often directly unaccountable)… In the meantime, we are in the running for the Peace through Media Awards… We could do with your votes

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty