The Resource Casualty of war : the Bush administration's assault on a free press, David Dadge

Casualty of war : the Bush administration's assault on a free press, David Dadge

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Casualty of war : the Bush administration's assault on a free press
Title
Casualty of war
Title remainder
the Bush administration's assault on a free press
Statement of responsibility
David Dadge
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"David Dadge, editor at the International Press Institute, documents a number of disturbing incidents of attempted press censorship in this thought-provoking perspective on the rising tensions between powerful government interests and independent journalists. Among the alarming developments after September 11, Dadge highlights the Bush administrations' hasty attempts to impose constraints on the reporting of the Voice of America and on Al-Jazeera, its creation of the short-lived Office of Strategic Influence, and its public criticism of journalists who appeared to be out of step with the general patriotic fervor." "Fears that the long-cherished right of free expression would be sacrificed were further exacerbated when media executives from major broadcasting networks started censoring output. At the same time, journalists who failed to articulate the prevailing view were vilified or, in some cases, removed from their jobs. In this climate, many other journalists have felt the need to affirm their patriotism - or else." "In some ways ever more disturbing, Dadge describes the effects that such actions have had on the governments of other countries. Following the lead of the current U.S. administration, several governments elsewhere have sought to justify repressive measures by pointing to the example of America, the self-professed world champion of freedom. The danger exists, Dadge clearly shows, that the War on Terror will become a cloak for justifying all sorts of abuses." "Dadge concludes by arguing that rather than suppressing the media, governments would be better off in the end by actually increasing existing freedoms. This carefully researched and well-argued discussion of free expression under siege should be of great interest and concern to all who care about one of our most important liberties."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dadge, David
Dewey number
323.44/5/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4745
LC item number
.D33 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Freedom of the press
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Massamedia
  • Politieke aspecten
  • Overheidsbeleid
  • Persvrijheid
  • Liberté de la presse
  • Censure
  • Antiterrorisme
  • États-Unis
  • USA / Regierung
  • Bekämpfung
  • Elfter September
  • Pressefreiheit
  • Pressezensur
  • Internationaler Terrorismus
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Casualty of war : the Bush administration's assault on a free press, David Dadge
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-328) and index
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1: Losing America's Voice -- Wei Jingsheng: "China's conscience" -- Keeping the wolf from the door: the BBG, the VOA Charter, and legislative changes in the 1990s -- More powerful than all the tyrants: public diplomacy and the VOA -- How the state department sought to quiet the VOA -- Grasping the horns of a dilemma: supporting the independence of the VOA -- 2: Al-Jazeera: A Platform Of Controversy -- Flower in the desert? -- View and the other point of view -- Battling for hearts and minds -- Shooting the messenger and losing the message -- 3: Executive's Privilege -- Talking to the enemy -- Watching you broadcasting him -- Self-censorship: a collegial experience -- 4: In Cipro We Trust -- All bewail the chief: the "outing" of the critical American -- Journalism and the subtle undertow of patriotism -- 5: Dezinformatsiya And Other Patriot Acts -- Bodyguard of lies -- Phantom of lost liberty? -- Locking out the information gatekeepers -- 6: Trading Liberty For Security -- Coalition against terrorism -- Human rights excuses: new friends, new alliances -- Serving the national interest: human rights and America -- Strategic partners: the countries surrounding Afghanistan -- Superpowers: past and future -- Your enemy is my enemy: the impact of September 11 on the European Union and other allies -- 7: Everyone Has His Own Bin Laden -- Fiery voice of liberty -- Do dictators read the American press? -- In the name of terror -- 8: Responding To The War On Terrorism -- Three wise men of press freedom -- Role of governments in releasing the free flow of information -- Tugging at the strings of power: how chairman Mao came to believe in democracy -- Tipping governments in the right(s) direction -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Extent
1 online resource (349 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029260413
Label
Casualty of war : the Bush administration's assault on a free press, David Dadge
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-328) and index
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1: Losing America's Voice -- Wei Jingsheng: "China's conscience" -- Keeping the wolf from the door: the BBG, the VOA Charter, and legislative changes in the 1990s -- More powerful than all the tyrants: public diplomacy and the VOA -- How the state department sought to quiet the VOA -- Grasping the horns of a dilemma: supporting the independence of the VOA -- 2: Al-Jazeera: A Platform Of Controversy -- Flower in the desert? -- View and the other point of view -- Battling for hearts and minds -- Shooting the messenger and losing the message -- 3: Executive's Privilege -- Talking to the enemy -- Watching you broadcasting him -- Self-censorship: a collegial experience -- 4: In Cipro We Trust -- All bewail the chief: the "outing" of the critical American -- Journalism and the subtle undertow of patriotism -- 5: Dezinformatsiya And Other Patriot Acts -- Bodyguard of lies -- Phantom of lost liberty? -- Locking out the information gatekeepers -- 6: Trading Liberty For Security -- Coalition against terrorism -- Human rights excuses: new friends, new alliances -- Serving the national interest: human rights and America -- Strategic partners: the countries surrounding Afghanistan -- Superpowers: past and future -- Your enemy is my enemy: the impact of September 11 on the European Union and other allies -- 7: Everyone Has His Own Bin Laden -- Fiery voice of liberty -- Do dictators read the American press? -- In the name of terror -- 8: Responding To The War On Terrorism -- Three wise men of press freedom -- Role of governments in releasing the free flow of information -- Tugging at the strings of power: how chairman Mao came to believe in democracy -- Tipping governments in the right(s) direction -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Extent
1 online resource (349 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029260413

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