Year

1996

Degree Name

Master of Arts (Hons.)

Department

Graduate School of Journalism

Abstract

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.

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