Mass media in interstate conflicts: Typological model “peace-conflict journalism multidimensional approach”

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Abstract

The basic feature of crises from the end of the XX century to the beginning of the XXI centuries is their indisputable impact on the field of information, both locally, regionally, sub-regionally or even the globally. Among the basic actors in the field of media and conflict, we should first take into account mass media. Therefore, the role and function of mass media in international, political or economic conflict is the subject of our analysis. The authors suggest a theoretical, typological model for the function of media within the framework of conflict. This model describes four basic ideal types of mass media functioning in the structure of the conflict: 1) Media is an actor in the conflict and supports one of the sides; 2) Media is an actor in the conflict and keeps secret about it; 3) Media does not participate in the conflict and only informs on it; 4) Media does not participate in the conflict and does not inform on it. This is based on suggested models by authors who analyzed the media coverage of the economic conflicts of 2006 to 2009 between Russia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. An empirical study has shown the validity and explanatory abilities of the developed “Peace-conflict journalism multidimensional approach “.

Translated title of the contributionМассмедиа в межгосударственных конфликтах. Типологическая модель "PCMA"
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-265
Number of pages15
JournalRussian Journal of Communication
Volume4
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2011

Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Political Science and International Relations

Keywords

  • Interstate conflict
  • Media discourse
  • Peace-conflict journalism

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