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The Media and the Falklands Campaign - Valerie Adams

The Media and the Falklands Campaign

Hardcover Published: 8th September 1986
ISBN: 9780333409046
Number Of Pages: 224

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In the controversy over the reporting of the Falklands conflict, criticism focused on the media's use of armchair strategists to interpret and speculate about operations in the South Atlantic. Valerie Adams sets that media commentary in an historical perspective and examines its actual content to see whether the criticism was justified and whether the material actually helped to inform the public about the actions undertaken on their behalf. The issues raised in wartime by the relationship between the media, the government and the public in a democracy are explored: the Falklands' problems appear insignificant set against potential future difficulties.

Author's Note Forward by Professor Lawrence Freedman PART I: THE CONTEXT A Freak History Reporting the Wars Correspondents and Commentators PART II: THE COMMENTARY The Fleet Sets Sail: 2-25 April 1982 The Early Successes and Losses: 25 April - 7 May Building up to the Invasion: 8-21 May Consolidation and Advance: 22-29 May Reinforcement and Reoccupation: 29 May - 14 June PART III: ASSESSMENT AND CONCLUSIONS How Did the Media Perform? The Commentators - Disclosure and Discretion Into the Future: the Falklands Factor Annex A: Sources Annex B: List of Main Commentators on Military Aspects of the Falklands Campaign Annex C: The Falklands Campaign (Operation Corporate): A Chronology Select Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9780333409046
ISBN-10: 0333409043
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 8th September 1986
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 10