The war in Afghanistan and peace journalism in practice

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Publication date

2010-12

Series/Report no

Media, War & Conflict;3 (3)

Publisher

Sage Publications

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Abstract

This article argues that Johan Galtung’s theory on peace journalism can serve as a fruitful supplement to theory-building in the field of war and peace journalism, and critically reviews the scholarly debate on peace journalism. By using examples from Norwegian media coverage of the war in Afghanistan and examples of research on the Norwegian media coverage of the war, the author argues that Galtung’s theory on peace journalism can also serve as a useful platform for teaching and journalism training in the field of conflict and war reporting.

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Postprint version of article. Published article can be found at URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1750635210378944

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  • http://hdl.handle.net/10642/565