A War of Perception: The Cypriot Government and Its Image During the Revolt

  • Preston Jordan Lim


This chapter examines the Cypriot government’s attempts to win the war of image and perception. Throughout the revolt, the government dealt with EOKA accusations of torture and war crimes. The government’s strategy often tended toward repression, as demonstrated by two examples: an unwillingness to host an impartial inquiry and the decision to prosecute Charles Foley, editor of the Times of Cyprus. The government faced unique circumstances in waging the war of words on Cyprus; its overall conduct can furnish modern policymakers with lessons on the importance of press strategy.


Torture European Commission on Human Rights Times of Cyprus Charles Foley 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Preston Jordan Lim
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  1. 1.Schwarzman CollegeTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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