Globalizing Anguish: What War Becomes in Global News Broadcasting

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date


Conference Name

Midwest Political Science Association

Conference City

Chicago IL

Conference Dates

April 2005


As global broadcasting brings the world the news of war, there are no heroes, there is no threat. Reports of wars in Kosovo, Chechnya, and Darfur tell the same story: destruction, casualties, refugees, and suffering. As the media convey what the participants experience, in the pictures of the faces and the stories told, their anguish becomes ours.


This paper is part of a larger project on Globalizing Media and International News, which can be found at http://inpress.lib.uiowa.edu/globalizingcommunication/