Boston College Robert Savage’s book The BBC’s ‘Irish Troubles’: Television, Conflict and Northern Ireland has been named to the shortlist for the 25th Christopher Ewart-Biggs Literary Prize. The winner of the prize, named for the British ambassador to Ireland who was murdered by the IRA in 1976, will be announced on April 11 in Belfast. The objective of the prize is to honor works that align with the ideals of Christopher Ewart-Biggs–promoting and encouraging peace and reconciliation in Ireland, a greater understanding between the people of Britain and Ireland, and closer co-operation between the partners of the European Community. Savage’s book focuses on the BBC and how its broadcasts complicated the “Troubles” by challenging decisions, policies and tactics developed by governments trying to defeat a stubborn insurgency that threatened national security. More from the Irish Times.
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