image for Literary Event item typeMartin Bell in conversation with John Stapleton at Duke Street Baptist Church

Literary Event, Wed 22 Nov 2017


Richmond Literature Festival

020 8831 6494


Duke Street,


Arts Richmond Special Event - War and the Death of News

Martin Bell has had a long career with the BBC as a war correspondent, covering every theatre of modern war you could name and encountering extraordinary risks in the pursuit of accurate news. His experience in the field has made him question how far television news bulletins, especially 24 hour news, get to the truth of what is actually happening, whether because of undue sensitivity or self-censorship or shoddy reporting and editing.

War and the Death of News is the story of Bell’s career, telling not just of his wars but of his battles with editors when he fought to broadcast what he saw as the truth, with the sobering conclusion that, with the impending collapse of mentored news services through newspapers and broadcasting, we are facing the death of informed news, a disaster for our society.

John Stapleton is an award-winning journalist and presenter with over fifty years’ experience in newspapers and television.

On-site light refreshmentsPublic toilets

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 22 Nov 2017 19:30


£12 / £10



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Map reference: TQ 179750  Lat: 51.46171 Long: -0.30407

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Richmond station


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