Forging Peace: Intervention, Human Rights, and the Management of Media Space

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Monroe Edwin Price, Mark Thompson
Indiana University Press, 2002 - Political Science - 408 pages
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The bloody conflicts of the past decade have focused international attention on the strategic role of the media in promoting war and perpetuating chaos. Written against this backdrop, Forging Peace brings together case studies and legal analysis of the steps that the United Nations, NATO, and other organizations have taken to build pluralist and independent media in the wake of massive human rights violations. It examines current thinking on the legality of unilateral humanitarian intervention, and analyzes in graphic detail the pioneering use of information intervention techniques in conflict zones, ranging from full-scale bombardment and confiscation of transmitters to the establishment of new laws and regulatory regimes. With its focus on the role of media in preventing human rights violations, Forging Peace will influence policy and debate for years to come.

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Contents

An Interview with Jamie Metzl
41
Hate Propaganda and International Human Rights Law
69
International Law and Information Intervention
104
Note on Legality of Information Intervention
139
Content Regulation
148
Neutrality and the Negotiation of an Information Order
177
Escalating to Success? The Media Intervention in Bosnia
201
Silencing the Voices of Hate in Rwanda
236
Media Development in Kosovo
259
The United Nations
287
Information Warfare and Information Intervention
313
Media Freedom versus
329
Information Interventions Media Development and the Internet
365
Notes on the Contributors
393
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Monroe E. Price is the founder and co-director of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford. He is also the Joseph and Sadie Danciger Professor of Law at Yeshiva University. He is author and editor of numerous books, including Television, the Public Sphere and National Identity.

Mark Thompson is a freelance writer and consultant. He is author of A Paper House: The Ending of Yugoslavia and Forging War: The Media in Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia-Hercegovina--chosen as "Book of the Year" in The Guardian and The Observer.

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