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Description - Expanding Peace Journalism: Comparative and Critical Approaches by Ibrahim Seaga Shaw

Expanding peace journalism: comparative and critical approaches draws together cutting-edge contributions from 17 international writers to this rapidly emerging field of research. Media coverage of conflicts is propagandistic and commonly portrays two elite actors contesting a single goal of 'victory'. This major new text explores and interrogates peace journalism as a significant challenge to this hegemonic discourse, which has been advocated and elaborated over the recent years in journalism, media development and academic spheres. Expanding peace journalism traces boundaries and links with the adjacent fields including alternative media, social movement activism and media democratisation. It includes case studies - from the media of countries including Australia, Canada, Guatemala, India, Nigeria, Norway, Sweden and the US - and explores connections with human rights, as well as Indigenous and women's rights activism. The problem some 50 years ago was what criteria an event had to meet to qualify as news ...When the news represents a distorted world image, the distortions are worth knowing.
This book, so rich in content, is a testimony to the need for empirical, critical and constructive scrutiny of media. Each chapter opens a new window, a new angle; all of them important. From the preface by Johan Galtung

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781920899707
Format: Paperback / softback
(210mm x 148mm x 20mm)
Pages: 390
Imprint: Sydney University Press
Publisher: Sydney University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jan-2012
Country of Publication: Australia

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