The Role of the News Media in Unequal Political Conflicts: From the Intifada to the Gulf War and Back Again
CitationWolfsfeld, Gadi. "The Role of the News Media in Unequal Political Conflicts: From the Intifada to the Gulf War and Back Again." Shorenstein Center Research Paper Series 1993.R-8, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, June 1993.
AbstractThe role of the news media in political conflicts is a topic that has received more public attention than academic study. Discussions of this issue have themselves become a routine part of news stories and public discussions about such conflicts. The discourse often centers on such issues as the need for security versus the public's right to know or whether or not the news media reports the news or creates it. The most recent examples of this phenomenon can be found by noting the amount of public debate which surrounded media coverage of the Falklands, Grenada, the student uprising in China, the massive protests throughout the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, the Palestinian intifada [uprising), and the Gulf War.
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