22nd October 2003




The University of Lincoln’s Professor of Journalism will criticise the invasion of Iraq by US and UK-led forces in a lecture next month.


Professor Richard Keeble will take ‘The Myth of Gulf War 2’ as the theme for his inaugural lecture on Tuesday 25th November 2003.


In his talk the war in Iraq will be contextualised with a critical survey of the press coverage of US and UK foreign policy since the Falklands conflict in 1982,  encompassing Grenada (1983), Libya (1986), Panama (1989), the Gulf War of 1991, Kosovo (1999) and Afghanistan (2001).


“The lecture will look at the notion of ‘warfare’, historical, political, economic and ideological elements and journalists’ links with the secret state,” said a spokesman for the university.


“Professor Keeble will also discuss the demonisation of the ‘enemy’ leader and the essential horror of the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians and ‘enemy’ soldiers.”


The lecture will be given in the Jackson Lecture Theatre on the Brayford Pool campus at 6pm on Tuesday 25th November.


Refreshments will be served from 5.30pm in the Alstom Atrium and wine and a light buffet will be served after the lecture.


The lecture is free of charge and open to all. If you would like to attend, contact Faith Cobaine on Lincoln 886626 or email fcobaine@lincoln.ac.uk stating the number of places you require.


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