Conclusion: New Characters — New Challenges



The questions we raise in this Conclusion focus on the possible theoretical implications of presenting a new cast of characters on screen during violent conflicts. Does the inclusion of a new set of sources imply that journalists are more independent than the mainstream literature of political communication suggests? Does the public receive more relevant and meaningful information from the media at present, compared to the coverage of past wars? Does the information given to the public result in better understanding of violent conflicts? How can public representatives mobilize the citizenry to just causes under indifferent, sometimes antagonistic media coverage, and are there any ‘just causes’ left in the politics of pity that rules the logic of contemporary media in reporting asymmetrical conflicts?


Political Establishment Violent Conflict Terror Attack Muslim Brotherhood National Audience 
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© Zohar Kampf and Tamar Liebes 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hebrew University of JerusalemIsrael

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