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Journalism and the Civil Sphere

  • Simon Cottle

Abstract

Today a number of global trends and endemic conflicts position journalists in harm’s way. This includes, as we have heard across preceding chapters, when reporting on repressive and warring states, criminal gangs and warlords, venal corporations and transnational terrorists — all of whom can violently disregard human rights and deliberately waste human lives. Though globally enmeshed conflicts and crises are not confined to the sharp-end of killing characterised in the new Western way of war, the particularly brutal forms of ethnic and gender-based violence associated with new wars, or new forms of mediatised transnational terror, our preceding discussion in Chapter 4 has served to highlight how global trends increasingly position not only civilians and non-combatants at risk, but also journalists.

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Civil Society Public Sphere International Criminal Court Cultural Sociology Human Circle 
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