Presidential Web sites and the Georgian-Russian War, 8-16 August 2008

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Publication date

2009-09-07

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First Monday;14 (9)

Publisher

University of Illinois at Chicago Library

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Abstract

During the war between Georgia and Russia, 8–16 August 2008, the Web sites of Presidents Mikheil Saakashvili and Dmitry Medvedev were used actively to promote their countries’ conflicting views on the war. This article considers the structure of the two Web sites, their use during the war and their place in the media systems of Georgia and Russia.

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  • http://hdl.handle.net/10642/619