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The media of conflict : war reporting and representations of ethnic violence

Author: Tim Allen; Jean Seaton
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books, New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by St. Martin's Press. [1999] ©1999
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"This book examines the role of the media in inciting conflicts within nations, as well as the adverse impacts of news reporting on international perceptions - and on policymaking. But it also reveals how valuable informed journalism can be. Above all, it highlights the dangers of basing analysis on vague assertions about deep human motivation, or on mythologies of the past and the present promoted by the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Media of conflict.
London ; New York : Zed Books ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by St. Martin's Press, 1999
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Allen; Jean Seaton
ISBN: 1856495698 9781856495691 1856495701 9781856495707
OCLC Number: 41830247
Description: 312 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. War, ethnicity, media. Perceiving contemporary wars / Tim Allen --
The new 'ethnic' wars and the media / Jean Seaton --
Ethnic pervasion / Richard Fardon --
'Who's it between?' 'Ethnic war' and rational violence / David Keen --
A duty of care? Three Granada Television films concerned with war / Peter Loizos --
pt. 2. Case Studies. Manipulation and limits: media coverage of the Gulf War, 1990-91 / Fred Halliday --
Ethnicity and reports of the 1992-95 Bosnian conflict / Marcus Banks and Monica Wolfe Murray --
Culture, media and the politics of disintegration and ethnic division in former Yugoslavia / Spyros A. Sofos --
Nationalism, ethnic antagonism and mass communications in Greece / Roza Tsagarousianou --
Deconstructing media mythologies of ethnic war in Liberia --
Philippa Atkinson --
'The war in the North': ethnicity in Ugandan press explanations of conflict, 1996-97 / Mark Leopold --
Representing violence in Matabeleland, Zimbabwe: press and internet debates / Jocelyn Alexander and JoAnn McGregor --
Media ethnicization and the international response to war and genocide in Rwanda / Mel McNulty --
Misrepresenting Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa? Constraints and dilemmas of current reporting / David Styan.
Responsibility: edited by Tim Allen and Jean Seaton.


Examining how ethnic categorizations have been constructed, this work provides an introductory framework to war and the media..  Read more...


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'A timely and thought provoking book that every one of us who attempts to understand the new world disorder ought to learn from. Here are insights from Iraq to Liberia and beyond from people who have Read more...

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