News on a Knife-Edge: Gemini and development journalism today

In 1967, following decolonisation and in the midst of the Cold War, a pioneering news feature service began in London, called Gemini. It covered news from around the developing world and the Commonwealth, and lasted until 2002. 

This symposium will look at what Gemini was and did, and the state of development journalism today. Set up by Derek Ingram, former deputy editor of the Daily Mail, it survived at least two crises, and was owned by The Guardian for a while and revived with Canadian funding and an educational purpose in 1983. 

This event will be opened by Sir Trevor McDonald, a contributor and one time chair of its governors, and will bring together participants and media academics. 

Convenors: Richard Bourne, Keith Somerville and Derek Ingram 

Register to attend. 

Image credit: Gemini News Service / Guardian News & Media Archive 

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