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War in Video Games – Between Reality and Entertainment

War in Video Games – Between Reality and Entertainment

Entertainment is not, and should not need to be, education. It is the responsibility of any society to ensure that its members are capable of separating the two.

BBC and Genocide in Rwanda: Conflict of Competence over Post-Genocide Narrative

BBC and Genocide in Rwanda: Conflict of Competence over Post-Genocide Narrative

Told or untold, known or unknown, the story of the Rwandan genocide still rouses raw passions and powerful emotions.

Video Games and the Simulation of International Conflict

Video Games and the Simulation of International Conflict

As with other media, games are open to multiple interpretations and can be politically significant in different ways depending on which interpretations they can sustain.

The Role of Victimisation in the Vietnam-China War of Words

The Role of Victimisation in the Vietnam-China War of Words

Analysis of Vietnamese and Chinese mass media reveals how the narrative of victimization is an important tool for gaining international support in the current dispute.

Interview – Richard English

Interview – Richard English

Professor English discusses the difficulties of defining terrorism, the ongoing troubles in Northern Ireland, and the importance of identifying your passion within IR.

The NSA, Snowden and the Media

The NSA, Snowden and the Media

Traditional forms of media have historically been critical friends to the intelligence agencies, but this relationship has become antagonistic because of the Snowden leaks.

Review – Icons of War and Terror

Review – Icons of War and Terror

Icons of War and Terror examines the ways in which the media construct iconic images of lethal violence, particularly within the context of American global hegemony.

Getting Somalia Wrong

Getting Somalia Wrong

By presenting Somalia as the world’s worst country, elements of the media are not only doing Somalia a disservice, they are blinding the world to the opportunities the country has to offer.

Western Armed Forces and the Mass Media in Historical Perspective

Western Armed Forces and the Mass Media in Historical Perspective

The appearance of social media is less a major change than simply one more development in the long history of propaganda. In focussing on technological changes, governments and their armed forces miss the wider political and social issues.

Be Concerned but not Informed: Radical Islamic Terrorism and Mainstream Media since 9/11

Be Concerned but not Informed: Radical Islamic Terrorism and Mainstream Media since 9/11

We are routinely presented with the image of an angry bearded man, possibly a clip from a video linked to Al-Qaeda, and then an unspecific warning of an imminent threat. We are asked to be concerned, but not allowed to be informed. The implicit equivalence of margin with radical and radical with violence makes for perpetual insecurity in modern societies.

The Hidden Media Powers That Undermine Democracy

The Hidden Media Powers That Undermine Democracy

We could say that all popularly elected governments are today proactively engaged in clever, cunning struggles to kidnap their clients and citizens mentally through the manipulation of appearances, with the help of accredited journalists and other public relations curators. The age of organised political contrivance is upon us. How and why has this happened?

The Role of the Media in Peace Building, Conflict Management, and Prevention

The Role of the Media in Peace Building, Conflict Management, and Prevention

Freedom of expression is the core of a healthy media, a fundamental human right, and vital for a democratic structure. Lack of information can, at any stage of a conflict, make people desperate, restless and easy to manipulate. The potential of the media in conflict and post-conflict situations remains a net positive, and has been sadly underutilized to this point in time

Swine flu calls into question the meaning of global health security

Swine flu calls into question the meaning of global health security

The current swine flu outbreak takes place amidst ongoing international efforts to establish a system of global health security. While considerable progress towards this goal has been made, serious unresolved problems mean that the concept and practice of global health security is likely to face severe challenges.

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