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Our second conversation dealt with the politicization of history and its impact on the newsroom.

8 APRIL 2021

ReNEWS Virtual Event

14:00 - 15:30 GMT

Journalism and History: Is the narrative being co-opted by an ideological agenda?

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Total event duration

15:00 – 16:30 BST

16:00 – 17:30 CEST

16:00 – 17:30 SAST
Cape Town

10:00 – 11:30 EDT
New York

We are witnessing a global conflict, where the past is now one of the hottest culture-war battlefields. ReNEWS discussed this global trend – and the role of the news media – with experts who helped break down the issues.

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Amy Selwyn

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Head of UK News, BBC News
Global Director of News, AFP
Senior Business Development Manager for EMEA, Microsoft
Vice President, Communications, CNN International
Director of Operations of Al-Arabiya Network, Dubai, UAE
Advisory Board Chair and former Editor-in-Chief of NOS News, Netherlands
Former Editor-in Chief, eNCA, South Africa
Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
Co-founder, Hashtag Our Stories
Managing Editor, Global Investigative Journalism Network
Managing Director, News and Current Affairs, RTE, Ireland.

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