Master of Arts (Hons.)
Graduate School of Journalism
Iyer, Padmanabhan R., Gulf war of 1991 and theories of the press: convergence of objectives in authoritarian and libertarian structures, Master of Arts (Hons.) thesis, Graduate School of Journalism, University of Wollongong, 1996. http://ro.uow.edu.au/theses/2255
This thesis studies an anomalous situation that prevailed during the media coverage of the Gulf War of 1991 when authoritarianism became the norm in the libertarian press. The limited conflict offered journalists representing different press systems an opportunity to work together, gather information, interpret events as they unfolded and narrate a story of global significance. Ideally, the reports emanating from the battlefield ought to have reflected the varying degrees of freedom with which the journalists worked in their countries.