24th March 2004

 

FOUR DAYS THAT SHOOK SPAIN

 

The role of the Spanish mainstream media in covering the Madrid bombings will be explored in a lecture next week.

 

Guest speakers Judith Mora and Tim Sanders will focus on the press coverage of the terrorist atrocity which killed over 200 train commuters.

 

The lecture will also focus on how British mainstream cartoonists captured the tragedy.

 

Judith Mora, a correspondent for the international Spanish news agency Efe, will discuss how the Spanish media helped promote ETA’s alleged responsibility for the bombings.

 

Judith has previously worked on the foreign desk at the Independent and was a newsreader for Radio Maestral in Croatia and a political correspondent for the Catalan newspaper, El Periodico.

 

Tim Sanders is currently a pocket cartoonist for the Independent and freelances for the Guardian, the Mail on Sunday Magazine, Private Eye and many other journals. 

 

Tim will comment on the various ways cartoonists and illustrators portrayed Spain in the aftermath of the terrorist attack.

 

The talk entitled ‘Four days that shook Spain: Media wars and the war on terrorism’ will take place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 30th March in the Cargill Lecture Theatre, Brayford Pool campus, University of Lincoln.

 

Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.

 

The talk has been jointly organised by the Department of Journalism and the Languages Centre at the University of Lincoln.

 

For more information contact Andy Daglish on 01522 886344 or email adaglish@lincoln.ac.uk or Richard Keeble on 01522 886940 or email rkeeble@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244 Email: lbird@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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