By G. Spencer
Much is understood in regards to the media's function in clash, yet some distance much less is understood concerning the media's position in peace. Graham Spencer's research addresses this deficiency by means of offering a comparative research of reporting conflicts from world wide and studying media receptiveness to the improvement of peace. This ebook establishes a controversy for the necessity to reconsider journalistic accountability on the subject of peace and interrogates the results of reports insurance that emphasizes clash over peace.
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The potential for reporting to be either a help or a hindrance to political policy is therefore determined by the relationship between speed of coverage and the organizational and presentational skills of policymakers. The CNN effect and Somalia The argument that the CNN effect can be both an accelerant and an impediment to policy aims (Livingston 1997: 293) has been extensively assessed in relation to American involvment in Somalia in 1992, when a ‘consensual humanitarian intervention’ moved to become an ‘imposed humanitarian intervention’, before becoming a ‘peacemaking operation’ in 1993 (ibid: 313).
Through the use of diplomatic understatement and ‘by separating tone from content this stylized form of communication permits precision without enthusiasm. A “frank” exchange of views describes a conversation in which both sides put forward their positions without reaching agreement’. Thus ‘ “agreement in principle” may be a tactful way of postponing, perhaps indeﬁnitely, a ﬁrm commitment’ (ibid: 34). The cumulative signiﬁcance of these visual and verbal signals points us towards the importance of television news as an arena for diplomacy and negotiation.
It also provided a model for future approaches to humanitarian crises in that it highlighted the importance of having an exit strategy as the basis of intervention (Stobel 1997: 146). What Somalia appears to demonstrate, then, is that even though television has changed the way in which foreign policy is devised and expressed, at best it can only make pronounced the political factors which exist to begin with (Sharkey 1993: 18), and it is a tool to be used either effectively or badly by governments (Livingston and Eachus 1995: 427).