The Relationship between Western Governments, Military and the Media during conflicts since 1980
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Computer and Information Science
This paper examines the stages in the government control of the information flow Ji-om the media during periods of conflict. It posits that the process has changed from one of control by secrecy and narrow disclosure to a fully integrated government and media perception management system, Facts are no manipulated to produce a story but a st01y is formulated and fact chosen to create it. Journalism has now become an arm of government.