War, Media, and Propaganda
A Global Perspective
Foreword by Ben H. Bagdikian Contributions by Lee Artz, Naiim Badii, Ben H. Bagdikian, Nicolene Botha, Naren Chitty, David J. Collison, Geoffrey Cowan, Arnold de Beer, Mahboub E. Hashem, Zhou He, Dana Hull, Karim H. Karim, Douglas Kellner, Antonio C. La Pastina, Ronald Paul Larson, David Miller, Asra Q. Nomani, Leila Conners Petersen, Danny Schechter, Nancy Snow, Norman Solomon, Majid Tehranian, Daya Kishan Thussu, Kathleen A. Tobin, Herman Wasserman, R S. Zaharna, Barrie Zwicker Edited by Yahya R. Kamalipour, Nancy Snow
Publication date:13 September 2004
Length of book:280 pages
PublisherRowman & Littlefield Publishers
This timely book presents a multifaceted look at war, media, and propaganda from international perspectives. Focusing on the media's role in global conflicts, prominent authors, journalists, scholars, and researchers provide an insightful overview of the impact of globalization on media practices. They examine the processes behind media coverage of war, sophisticated propaganda techniques, the dynamics of public opinion, and the effects on human affairs and communication. As the book moves through theoretical discussions to regional and national views, it explores cultural-political implications for the United States and other countries around the world, concluding with recommendations and solutions to key problems of media globalization.
Taken together, the 24 essays in this collection demonstrate once again the truth of the cliché that truth is the first casualty of war. Several contributors discuss, and are disturbed by, the unprecedented extent of deliberate, detailed, and systematic lying (all of which has been documented) by the Bush administration regarding the instigation and conduct of the war on Iraq. Highly recommended.