Global media and violence in Africa: The case of Somalia

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Global media and violence in Africa: The case of Somalia

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Title: Global media and violence in Africa: The case of Somalia
Author: Gewald, J.B.
Journal Title: African dynamics
Start Page: 90
End Page: 106
Pages: 17
Publisher: Brill
Issue Date: 2004
Keywords: Somalia
civil wars
mass communication
Abstract: It has been argued that Africa has been sidelined in the global ICT revolution and that African societies appear to be cut off from global flows of information. Nevertheless, the manner in which war was waged in Somalia between 1991 and 1994 indicates that this global revolution has affected the manner in which war has come to be waged in Africa. African societies may indeed be cut off from owning and controlling the streams of images that reflect their continent, but they may, however, at times come to temporarily hijack and divert this stream of images, and ensure that images that support or reinforce their political aims come to be released into the global flow. In the case of Somalia, the real-time images of dead US soldiers being dragged through the streets of Mogadishu were sufficient to make the United States end their involvement in Somalia. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Book abstract]
Uri: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/4852
urn:isbn:9004131337
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/4852
 

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