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  1. Public Communication Contexts & CulturesPeace Journalism, War Journalism, Victims & Reporters Professor Eric Freedman 12 October 2011 freedma5@msu.edu

  2. Discussion of NGO and Human Rights Coverage • Are NGOs & multinational institutions sources of unbiased or biased information and news? • Relative credibility of government officials & NGO officials • Does too much human rights coverage “burn out” press & public interest?

  3. Lecture Outline • Defining “peace journalism” • Covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict • Video: “Arabs Jews and the News” • http://vimeo.com/6286453 • Covering wars & the 11 September attacks: experiences of a photographer & reporter • Videos: Don McCullinhttp://edition.cnn.com/2011/10/08/world/europe/don-mccullin-war-photography/index.html • & Julie Scelfo • Trauma & victims

  4. Common Themes • Power of the media in a variety of countries and political systems. • Conflicts between those with political and economic power on one side and those with less power or no power on the other side. • Impacts of changing communication technologies and economic models. • Role of the press in bringing events to light, helping to set the public agenda for discussion and action by citizens and policymakers.

  5. Glossary • Embedded journalist: journalist who is placed with a military unit • Post-traumatic stress: severe anxiety disorder after exposure to an event that causes psychological trauma and overwhelms the individual’s ability to cope.

  6. Points to Ponder • Character of the independent journalist: Advocacy or neutrality? Or both? • Who wants “fair” coverage? • How macho should journalists be in covering war, violence, terrorism and disasters?

  7. 31 Journalists Killed in 2011(as of 6 October) • Deadliest Countries in 2011 • Iraq: 5 • Pakistan: 5 • Libya: 5 • Afghanistan: 2 • Bahrain: 2 • Philippines: 2 • Mexico: 2 • Yemen: 2 • Somalia: 1 • Egypt: 1 • Dominican Republic: 1 • Vietnam: 1 • Brazil: 1 • Tunisia: 1 • Source: Committee to Protect Journalists

  8. Julie Scelfo: Remembering 9/11