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Media and Modern Warfare: Reporting on the Russian War on Terrorism / Edition 1

Media and Modern Warfare: Reporting on the Russian War on Terrorism / Edition 1

by Greg SimonsGreg Simons
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Mass media are essential to democratic society; in contrast, the War on Terror has been interpreted as an assault on democracy and freedom by Islamic fundamentalists. The building and maintenance of public support is essential in modern warfare due to the increasing politicization of warfare, where losses and gains are measured in political rather than military terms. And if progress cannot be demonstrated during a war, then by default one is assumed to be losing. Greg Simons tackles the complicated yet essential role of mass media in society. Taking the Global War on Terror as a prime example, the author adopts a multidisciplinary approach to analyze the various facets of war and the role of the media within it. Assessing in particular the Russian fight against terrorism, this book provides a broader perspective and understanding of contemporary struggles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780754674726
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dr Greg Simons, Swedish National Defence College, Sweden.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Politicising the media or mediaising the politician? Media-political relations in Russia; Factors motivating and determining censorship in the Russian media; The use of rhetoric and the mass media in Russia's war on terror; The Russian media at war: reporting on Russia's war on terror; Terrorism in cyberspace: Kavkazcenter and virtual terrorism; Conclusions; Bibliography; Index

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