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Reporting Genocide

Author : David Patrick
ISBN : 1350248150
Genre : Political Science
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The Western world's responses to genocide have been slow, unwieldly and sometimes unfit for purpose. So argues David Patrick in this essential new contribution to the aid and intervention debate. While the UK and US have historically been committed to the ideals of human rights, freedom and equality, their actual material reactions are more usually dictated by geopolitical 'noise', pre-conceived ideas of worth and the media attention-spans of individual elected leaders. Utilizing a wide-ranging quantitative analysis of media reporting across the globe, Patrick argues that an over-reliance on the Holocaust as the framing device we use to try and come to terms with such horrors can lead to slow responses, misinterpretation and category errors - in both Rwanda and Bosnia, much energy was expended trying to ascertain whether these regions qualified for 'genocide' status. The Reporting of Genocide demonstrates how such tragedies are reduced to stereotypes in the media - framed in terms of innocent victims and brutal oppressors - which can over-simplify the situation on the ground. This in turn can lead to mixed and inadequate responses from governments. Reporting on Genocide also seeks to address how responses to genocides across the globe can be improved, and will be essential reading for policy-makers and for scholars of genocide and the media.

Reporting Genocide

Author : David Patrick (Historian)
ISBN : 1350987786
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The Western world's responses to genocide have been slow, unwieldly and sometimes unfit for purpose. While the UK and US have historically been committed to the ideals of human rights, freedom and equality, their reactions are usually dictated by geopolitical 'noise', pre-conceived ideas of worth and the media attention-spans of individual elected leaders. Utilising a wide-ranging quantitative analysis of media reporting across the globe, Patrick argues that an over-reliance on the Holocaust as the framing device we use to try and come to terms with such horrors can lead to slow responses, misinterpretation and category errors - in both Rwanda and Bosnia, much energy was expended trying to ascertain whether these regions qualified for 'genocide' status. Reporting Genocide demonstrates how such tragedies are reduced to stereotypes in the media, which can over-simplify the situation on the ground and can lead to inadequate responses from governments. Patrick seeks to address how responses to genocides can be improved. This will be essential reading for policy makers and for scholars of genocide and the media. Book jacket.

Reporting Genocide

Author : David Patrick
ISBN : 9781786732934
Genre : Political Science
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The Western world's responses to genocide have been slow, unwieldly and sometimes unfit for purpose. So argues David Patrick in this essential new contribution to the aid and intervention debate. While the UK and US have historically been committed to the ideals of human rights, freedom and equality, their actual material reactions are more usually dictated by geopolitical 'noise', pre-conceived ideas of worth and the media attention-spans of individual elected leaders. Utilizing a wide-ranging quantitative analysis of media reporting across the globe, Patrick argues that an over-reliance on the Holocaust as the framing device we use to try and come to terms with such horrors can lead to slow responses, misinterpretation and category errors - in both Rwanda and Bosnia, much energy was expended trying to ascertain whether these regions qualified for 'genocide' status. The Reporting of Genocide demonstrates how such tragedies are reduced to stereotypes in the media - framed in terms of innocent victims and brutal oppressors - which can over-simplify the situation on the ground. This in turn can lead to mixed and inadequate responses from governments. Reporting on Genocide also seeks to address how responses to genocides across the globe can be improved, and will be essential reading for policy-makers and for scholars of genocide and the media.

Reporting Genocide Of The Other

Author : Alissa Haslam
ISBN : OCLC:48023979
Genre : Genocide
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The Media And The Rwanda Genocide

Author : Allan Thompson
ISBN : 9780745326252
Genre : History
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The news media played a crucial role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide. Local media fueled the killings, while international media either ignored or seriously misunderstood what was happening. This is the first book to explore both sides of the media equation. Examining how local radio was used as a tool of hate, encouraging neighbors to turn against each other, the book also presents a critique of international media coverage. Bringing together local reporters, high-profile Western journalists, and leading media theorists, this is the only book to identify the extent of the media's accountability. It also examines deliberations by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on the role of the media in the genocide. This book is a startling record of the negative influence that the media can have. The authors put forward suggestions for the future, outlining how we can avoid censorship and propaganda and they argue for a new responsibility in media reporting.

The Order Of Genocide

Author : Scott Straus
ISBN : 9780801467158
Genre : History
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The Rwandan genocide has become a touchstone for debates about the causes of mass violence and the responsibilities of the international community. Yet a number of key questions about this tragedy remain unanswered: How did the violence spread from community to community and so rapidly engulf the nation? Why did individuals make decisions that led them to take up machetes against their neighbors? And what was the logic that drove the campaign of extermination? According to Scott Straus, a social scientist and former journalist in East Africa for several years (who received a Pulitzer Prize nomination for his reporting for the Houston Chronicle), many of the widely held beliefs about the causes and course of genocide in Rwanda are incomplete. They focus largely on the actions of the ruling elite or the inaction of the international community. Considerably less is known about how and why elite decisions became widespread exterminatory violence. Challenging the prevailing wisdom, Straus provides substantial new evidence about local patterns of violence, using original research-including the most comprehensive surveys yet undertaken among convicted perpetrators-to assess competing theories about the causes and dynamics of the genocide. Current interpretations stress three main causes for the genocide: ethnic identity, ideology, and mass-media indoctrination (in particular the influence of hate radio). Straus's research does not deny the importance of ethnicity, but he finds that it operated more as a background condition. Instead, Straus emphasizes fear and intra-ethnic intimidation as the primary drivers of the violence. A defensive civil war and the assassination of a president created a feeling of acute insecurity. Rwanda's unusually effective state was also central, as was the country's geography and population density, which limited the number of exit options for both victims and perpetrators. In conclusion, Straus steps back from the particulars of the Rwandan genocide to offer a new, dynamic model for understanding other instances of genocide in recent history-the Holocaust, Armenia, Cambodia, the Balkans-and assessing the future likelihood of such events.

Framing War And Genocide

Author : Gregory Kent
ISBN : 157273602X
Genre : History
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The author contends the war in Bosnia and its origins were certainly misunderstood, there being a significant gulf between media perspectives and the thrust of academic discourse. The analysis of media is underpinned by historical argument about the nature of the wars and the politics of the Federation.

Heralding Of The Armenian Genocide

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ISBN : UOM:39076002942295
Genre : Armenian genocide
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Professional Project Report

Author : Gina L. Bramucci
ISBN : OCLC:709778010
Genre : Agricultural assistance
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This journalism master's project includes a professional work component and a research component. The professional work component was carried out with the Associazione volontari per il servizio internazionale, or AVSI, an Italian aid organization. In 2001, the author worked on a writing project for AVSI. In 2003, AVSI invited her back to document their programs in East Africa. Field notes and samples of work are included. In the research component the author examines "how journalists defined the word 'genocide,' and how that definition informed and colored their reporting on conflict. The results ... most often reflected a relatively precise understanding of how 'genocide' is laid out by international law. Complications arose, however, when looking at how that perception of genocide was applied. Influences of culture and history were strong, and most journalists gave greater prominence to personal notions of social responsibility than to international laws or traditional journalistic norms." (t.p.) This section includes a literature review.

Women And War In Rwanda

Author : Georgina Holmes
ISBN : 9780857734617
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The 1994 genocide in Rwanda, which followed the death of President Habyarimana, was one of the worst humanitarian disasters of the twentieth century and shamed both African and global leaderships. As wars in the Congo continue to tear apart the region, this book examines how the politics that led to the 1994 genocide continue to be played out in the international media. Scholars of political science contend that narratives are used strategically by states to influence and shape the behaviour of other actors in the international system. This book explore how, through processes of denial and revisionism, strong states with geopolitical interests in the Great Lakes region of Africa, African states directly involved in conflict, militia groups and rebels, as well as human rights activists and NGOs, all employ media narratives strategically with the aim of influencing political decision-making and public perceptions of genocide and war.Examining how international political discourse on the 1994 genocide in Rwanda is gendered, Georgina Holmes argues that states, militaries and human rights organisations use gendered narratives for political gain, and breaks new ground in analysing the role of gender in the conflict. This book is essential reading on the gendered dynamics of conflict and genocide in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo and will appeal to anyone with an interest in Gender Studies, Political Communication, Media and Film Studies, African Studies, Genocide Studies and International Relations.

Exploring The Use Of Emotional Labour By Journalists Reporting On Genocide

Author : Caitlin M. Knight
ISBN : OCLC:1064904746
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A Time For Machetes

Author : Jean Hatzfeld
ISBN : IND:30000100648298
Genre : Genocide
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In April-May 1994, 800,000 Rwandan Tutsis were massacred by their Hutu fellow citizens - about 10,000 a day, mostly being hacked to death by machete. Jean Hatzfeld reports on the results of his interviews with nine of the Hutu killers, all of whom are now in prison, some awaiting execution. Hatzfeld elicits extraordinary testimony from these men about the genocide they perpetrated. Each describes what it was like the first time he killed someone, what he felt like when he killed a mother and child, and how he reacted when he killed a cordial acquaintance. Each reflects on his feelings of moral responsibility, his guilt, remorse, or indifference to the crimes. Especially since the Holocaust, it has been conventional to presume that only depraved and monstrous evil incarnate could perpetrate such crimes, but it may be, Hatzfeld suggests, that such actions are within the realm of ordinary human conduct. To read this disturbing, enlightening and very brave book is to consider in a new light the foundation of human morality and ethics.

International Action Against Genocide

Author : Leo Kuper
ISBN : STANFORD:36105081500238
Genre : Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide
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"The report that follows has been commissioned, and is published, by the Minority Rights Group as a contribution to public understanding of the problem which forms its subject. It does not necessarily represent, in every detail and in all its aspects, the collective view of the Group."--P. [ii] of cover.

Law Reports Of Trials Of War Criminals

Author : United Nations War Crimes Commission
ISBN : UOM:39015025216378
Genre : Law
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The Armenian Genocide As Reported In The Australian Press

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Genre : Armenian massacres, 1915-1923
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Inventing A Conspiracy Justifying Genocide

Author : William Vinsinger Greer
ISBN : OCLC:58545886
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The Rwanda Genocide Papers

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The Failure To Prevent Genocide In Rwanda

Author : Frederik Grünfeld
ISBN : 9789004157811
Genre : Political Science
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This volume is about the failure to prevent genocide in Rwanda in 1994. In particular, the research focuses on why the early warnings of an emerging genocide were not translated into early preventative action. The warnings were well documented by the most authoritative source, the Canadian U.N. peace-keeping commander General Romeo Dallaire and sent to the leading political civil servants in New York. The communications and the decisionmaking are scrutinized, i.e., who received what messages at what time, to whom the messages were forwarded and which (non-) decisions were taken in response to the alarming reports of weapon deliveries and atrocities. This book makes clear that this genocide could have been prevented. Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.

The Great Famine Genocide In Iran

Author : Mohammad Gholi Majd
ISBN : 9780761861683
Genre : History
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At least 8–10 million Iranians out of a population of 18–20 million died of starvation and disease during the famine of 1917–1919. The Iranian holocaust was the biggest calamity of World War I and one of the worst genocides of the 20th century, yet it remained concealed for nearly a century. The 2003 edition of this book relied primarily on US diplomatic records and memoirs of British officers who served in Iran in World War I, but in this edition these documents have been supplemented with US military records, British official sources, memoirs, diaries of notable Iranians, and a wide array of Iranian newspaper reports. In addition, the demographic data has been expanded to include newly discovered US State Department documents on Iran’s pre-1914 population. This book also includes a new chapter with a detailed military and political history of Iran in World War I. A work of enduring value, Majd provides a comprehensive account of Iran’s greatest calamity.

Genocide And International Justice

Author : Rebecca Joyce Frey
ISBN : 9780816073108
Genre : Law
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Each volume in this contemporary series contains three sections: first is an introduction that clearly defines the issue and provides a brief history of the subject; the second section draws together significant primary source documents; and the third section gathers useful research tools such as facts and figures, brief biographies, a bibliography, and more.

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