Truth is the first casualty of war.
From the war in Ukraine to the Syrian civil war, any and every opinion has become accessible from your pocket. Facts are countered by alternate facts in an endless source of competing agendas and narratives.
Social media holds the promise of new ways of fact-finding, as wartime actors are scrutinized 24/7, and crowd-sourced investigation becomes possible.
Join our experts to uncover the challenges and opportunities new media presents to those who investigate wartime atrocities.
• Professor Tim McCormack, Professor of International Law, University of Tasmania; Professorial Fellow, Melbourne Law School, and Special Adviser on International Humanitarian Law to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, The Hague.
• Dr Matt Killingsworth, Head of Politics and International Relations, School of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania, Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Committee, Tasmania
• Professor Alana Mann, Head of Discipline, Media, University of Tasmania
Hosted by Dr Darryl Stellmach, Lecturer in Emergency Management, University of Tasmania.