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War journalism and the importance of covering conflict

John Martinkus, Lecturer in Journalism at UTAS

War journalism and the importance of covering conflict are two areas that John Martinkus, Lecturer in Journalism with the University of Tasmania, knows a lot about.


Since beginning his career as a journalist in 1995, John has reported on the conflicts in East Timor, Indonesia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Burma.


John will draw on his experience and knowledge of this issue to deliver the UTAS Lecture hosted by Claremont College on Thursday 14 April at 5.30pm.


John was a reporter for Dateline on SBS from 2004-2008 and also worked for Associated Press and Australian Associated Press. He has written four non-fiction accounts on the conflicts in East Timor, West Papua, Iraq and Indonesia. One of his books, East Timor: A Dirty Little War, was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s literary award in 2002.   Currently, he is writing his fourth book on the conflicts in Afghanistan.


John Martinkus will present War Journalism: the importance of covering conflict at the UTAS Lecture to be held at the Claremont College Library on Thursday 14 April 2011 from 5.30pm.


Entry to the lecture is free.


To RSVP, please phone 6249 6868.

Published on: 12 Apr 2011 3:18pm