n Media Tenor SA Research Journal - Africa's forgotten wars : coverage of wars and conflicts in Africa in International TV News programes

Volume 4, Issue 2
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Extracted from text ... In their annual report of 2002, Human rights watchdog Amnesty International said that September 11 had deepened divisions amongst people and nations. It has certainly changed the patterns in the way media report about global conflicts and events. Up to the 1990's various academic news flow studies established that news value was determined by certain 'gatekeeping factors' and that these factors were predominantly in control of western news agencies, particularly the United States. In 1965, Galtung & Ruge established the model of selective gatekeeping, which primarily dealt with factors that determined the selection and alteration of certain events, amongst them ..

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