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Path-breaking journalistic stories find place at JLF 2018

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Among intense political and literary discussions by eminent authors and experts, the upcoming Literature Festival will also witness award- winning journalists and sharing their experiences. The programme at the 11th edition of the literary fest will present visitors with an opportunity to get a firsthand knowledge of journalistic writing. While sessions like 'On Balance: Journalistic Objectivity', 'Rajasthan: Badalte Mahaul Mein Media' talk of issues closer to home; 'The Frontline Club', 'Spotlight: The Hunt for Truth', and 'Among the Insurgents' bring stories of media from across the world. The annual festival, beginning from January 25, will witness participation by the likes of Adrian Levy, Azeem Ibrahim, Carlo Pizzati, Falguni Bansal, Jeffrey Gettleman, Justin Rowlatt, Praveen Swami, Suki Kim, among others. In a session titled 'Spotlight: The Hunt for Truth', Michael Rezendes, famous for his investigative work as a member of The Boston Globe's legendary Spotlight team, will speak of the power of traditional and local reporting, the values, veracity and commitment required for investigative journalism. The extraordinary inside story of Osama and Al Qaeda in the years after 9/11 will unfold in 'Manhunt: and the Search for Bin Laden' with Adrian Levy, Cathy Scott-Clark, and T C A Raghavan. In 'Undercover in North Korea: Facts and Fictions', Suki Kim, the South Korean of the award-winning novel 'The Interpreter', will speak of her six-month undercover investigation embedded within in conversation with of The New Koreans: The Story of a Nation. Moving closer to home, 'Rajasthan: Badalte Mahaul Mein Media' will see discussions on how the media in the state have always balanced a local and regional approach with a larger understanding of national and international issues. The festival will come to an end on January 29.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 17:05 IST
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