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Peace, Rules and Telling Stories


In an increasingly fluid international strategic environment, too few media outlets seek to engage Australians in foreign affairs. Regular news stories and analysis can foster people’s broader interest and engagement in foreign policy; but much of the media saves its attention for crises.

The result is ignorance about the value of the instruments and efforts that help to maintain peace based on a global rules-based order. Are Australians becoming cavalier about a world without major international conflagrations?

Geraldine Doogue, broadcaster and journalist, spoke at the 2016 AIIA National Conference on the role of civil society in international affairs. In this interview with Flavia Zimmerman of the AIIA for WA she discussed the role of the media in framing views of international affairs.

Geraldine Doogue AO FAIIA is a renowned Australian journalist and broadcaster with experience in print, television and radio.

Interviewed by Flavia Bellieni Zimmermann

Filmed by Brendan Martin

Published November 22, 2016

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