War and spin: Allan Little, James Rodgers, Kim Sengupta

How difficult is it to find the truth when reporting conflict? Have spin and social media become significant weapons? BBC correspondent Allan Little talked to former BBC journalist James Rodgers and the Independent’s Kim Sengupta.

James Rodgers’ experience includes conflicts in Chechnya, Iraq, Georgia and Gaza. Allan Little has reported from the Balkans to Iraq and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kim Sengupta has reported on the Arab Spring uprisings and the war in Syria.

Is the use of PR on the increase in spinning conflicts?

What are the propaganda traps we should look out for when reporting Syria?

At this event for BBC journalists on 14 November 2012, Allan, James and Kim discussed the role of spin and other challenges journalists face in reporting modern conflicts.