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War Reporters Under Threat : The United States and Media Freedom

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War Reporters Under Threat describes the threat of violence facing war reporters from the United States government and some of its closest allies.Chris Paterson argues that what should have been the lesson for the press following the invasion of Iraq - that they will be treated instrumentally by the US government - has been mostly ignored. As a result, even nominally democratic states cannot be counted upon to protect journalists in conflict, and urgent reform of legal protections for journalists is required.War Reporters Under Threat combines critical scholarship with original investigation to assess the impact of the US government's obsession with information control and protection of its own troops. While the press-military relationship has been well researched, this book is the first to elaborate the US government threat to journalists.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 232 pages
  • 135.13 x 215.14 x 20.32mm | 453.59g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745334180
  • 9780745334189

About Chris Paterson

Chris Paterson teaches at the School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds, and is a former television news photographer. He is the author of The International Television News Agencies (2011), and the the co-editor of Making Online News: Newsroom Ethnographies in the Second Decade of Internet Journalism (2011) and Making Online News: The Ethnography of New Media Production (2008).show more

Table of contents

Preface Part 1: Escalation 1. A Hidden War on the Media 2. The Culture of Press Intolerance: Collaboration and Suppression 3. Patterns of Violence: The Media Installation and the Media Worker Part 2: Expansion of Anti-Press Violence 4. Media Response 5. Legality 6. Invisible Conflict? Appendix I: A Chronology of Attacks on Media Facilities and Personnel Linked to US Government Media Facilities Appendix II: Media Safety / Media Freedom Organisations Notes Indexshow more

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'In the shadow of 9/11 Paterson accuses the United States of acting with impunity in its targeting and killing of journalists and media workers. He provides a painstaking, thoughtful and ultimately damning case to answer over military adventures' -- Aidan White, director of the Ethical Journalism Network and former Director General of the International Federation of Journalists 'Reminds us journalists always to ask the question: 'Are we mere messengers and voyeurs of war, or is the message we carry so valuable to the world beyond that it's worth the risk?'' -- John Pilgershow more

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