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The war on words: Is journalism disappearing from conflict zones?

Journalists are instrumental in raising awareness of conflicts and influencing the international community’s humanitarian response to populations affected by crisis.

However, ongoing attacks on journalists have reduced the number of media correspondents operating in war zones, leaving others – such as armed groups and activists – to fill the information void.ICRC director-general Yves Daccord joined two of Australia's most recognised journalists, Helen Vatsikopoulos and Peter Cave, and Dr Caroline Fisher, Assistant Professor in Journalism at the University of Canberra, to discuss the potential impact on the news we receive about war.

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