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War reporters under threat : the United States and media freedom

Chris Paterson (Author)
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 theinvasion 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-militaryrelationship has been well researched, this book is the first to elaborate the US government threat to journalists
eBook, English, 2014
Pluto Press, London [England], 2014
1 online resource (231 pages)
9781783710324, 9781783710331, 1783710322, 1783710330
A hidden war on the media
The culture of press intolerance : collaboration and suppression
Patterns of violence : the media installation and the media worker
Media response
Invisible conflict?