Comm. Professors to speak Oct. 23 at Global Peace-Building Series Panel about “The Nexus of Conflict & Journalism: Critical Perspectives from Europe & South Asia”

The “Nexus of Conflict and Journalism: Critical Perspectives from Europe and South Asia” panel will take place on Wednesday, October 23, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the FSU Center for Global Engagement (CGE) Globe Auditorium.

During the past decade, several ongoing and emerging international conflicts have surfaced.  In the last few years, non-conventional forces and governments have been hostile to reporters raising the risks they face.  Electronic media gathering and sharing by non-journalists has expanded.  Conflicts may be local, national or regional in scope.  This panel will examine the issues in challenges in reporting on national and international conflict, with perspectives from four current and former reporters who have worked in United States, Europe, and Pakistan.


  • Abrar Mustafa, Senior Reporter, Daily Jang, Rawalpindi/ Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Mohammad Imran, Editor, Jhok, Multan, Pakistan
  • Awais Saleem, School of Communication FSU, Former Journalist, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Dr. Patrick Merle, Assistant Professor, School of Communication, FSU, Former Reporter, International Desk, TF1, France
  • Chair: Dr. Stephen McDowell, College of Communication and Information, FSU, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Student & Faculty Development and John H. Phipps Professor of Communication

HOSTED BY: FSU Center for Global Engagement


  • The U.S. Institute of Peace Public Education for Peace-building Support Initiative
  • FSU School of Communication South Asian Media Studies
  • FSU Institute for Intercultural Communication & Research

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