Title

Media, government and manipulation: the cases of the two Gulf Wars

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

School of Computer and Information Science, Edith Cowan University

Place of Publication

Perth, Western Australia

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Computer and Information Science, Centre for Security Research

RAS ID

5886

Comments

This paper was originally published as: Hutchinson, W. (2008, December). Media, government and manipulation: the cases of the two Gulf Wars. In Proceedings of the 9th Australian Information Warfare and Security Conference, Edith Cowan University, Perth Western Australia. Original article available here

Abstract

This paper explores the bias and manipulation of the Western mass media during the Gulf wars of 1991 and 2003. The tactics of compliance and the ethics of the press and journalists are examined. The need for a pluralist press is extolled.