Lilie Chouliaraki is Professor of Media and Communication at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has written extensively on discourse theory and analysis, media ethics (particularly the problem of mediated suffering), digital journalism and human rights/humanitarian communication. She is the author or editor of five books, including ‘Discourse in Late Modernity. Rethinking Critical Discourse Analysis’ (EUP, 1999); ‘The Spectatorship of Suffering’ (Sage, 2006/2011) and ‘The Ironic Spectator. Solidarity in the Age of Post-humanitarianism’ (Polity: 2013; Outstanding Book Award 2015; International Communication Association). She is currently working on a book on digital witnessing in contemporary conflict zones and the challenges this poses to Western journalism.