Balkan Propaganda Wars

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Scarecrow Press, Jan 1, 2006 - Fiction - 157 pages
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Balkan Propaganda Wars provides an historical, political, and propagandistic perspective of the volatile situation that exists in the Balkans. The book reviews the historical background of the Balkan people especially those belonging to the former Yugoslavia from Antiquity through the troubled centuries of the Middle Ages, and continuing with the birth of the modern Balkan states in the 19th century and the more recent political and military evolutions during the 20th century. For each period, the role of propaganda is underlined and examined. The unbiased background the book supplies will allow users to gain an impartial perspective on events such as the Yugoslav War, the Kosovo War, ethnic cleansing, and the large population shifts these events brought about. UN and NATO informational performances in Bosnia and Kosovo are deeply scrutinized and compared during UNPROFOR, IFOR, SFOR, and KFOR missions. The resulting information war between NATO and Yugoslavia are also presented and analyzed. For scholars, historians, journalists, and anyone else who wishes to understand how to see through the information they are presented on war, Balkan Propaganda Wars will prove invaluable."

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Contents

Some Necessary Definitions
1
Particularities of Modern Information Operations
27
Pertinent Historical Background and EthnoGeography
42
Copyright

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\Calin Hentea was born in Brasov, Transylvania, Romania. He is a colonel in the Romanian Armed Forces currently working in the psychological operation section of the Romanian General Staff. He has worked in the military media and PR business as a press reporter, TV executive producer, and film director. In 1997, he accomplished public information officer's tasks during the "Alba" operation in Albania and in 2003 - 2004 he acted as a psychological operations and information operation staff officer in NATO's headquarters in Pristina, Kosovo. He has published several books on propaganda, media war, and military history.

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