BeschreibungThe media play an increasingly crucial role in publicizing humanitarian crises. Because the world is watching as events unfold, policymakers are under great pressure to respond rapidly. Close cooperation between international relief agencies and the media is thus essential to help prevent or contain the humanitarian emergencies that threaten to overwhelm the world's capacity to care and assist. The authors of this book show how influential media attention has become in forming policies to resolve ethnic and religious conflict and humanitarian crises.
PortraitRobert I. Rotberg is director of the Program on Intrastate Conflict, Conflict Prevention, and Conflict Resolution at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, Massachusetts, USA, and president of the World Peace Foundation. Rotberg is the author or editor of numerous books, including State Failure and State Weakness in a Time of Terror (Brookings/WPF, 2003). Thomas G. Weiss is associate director of Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies, Rhode Island, USA, and executive director of the Academic Council of the United Nations System, USA.
Untertitel: The Media, Public Policy and Humanitarian Crises. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Brookings Institution
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 1996
Seitenanzahl: 203 Seiten