Martin Bell – Dublin History Festival
15th September, 2017
In an age of international terror, where journalists themselves have become targets, more and more reports are issued from the sidelines. The dominance of social media has ushered in a post-truth world: Twitter rumours and unverifiable videos abound, and TV news seeks to entertain rather than inform.
In this compelling account, one of the outstanding journalists of our time provides a moving, personal account of war and issues an impassioned call to put the substance back in our news.
Martin Bell is both a former BBC war correspondent and a former Westminster MP. His previous books include Through the Gates of Fire and An Accidental MP.
Keelin Shanley is a journalist and presenter on RTE radio and television.
Friday 29th September at 7pm, The Printworks at Dublin Castle
All events are FREE. No booking is required and admission is on a first come, first served basis. Auditorium doors open twenty minutes prior to event.