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Reporting from Bosnia: reconceptualising the notion of a 'journalism of attachment'


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von Oppen, K., 2009. Reporting from Bosnia: reconceptualising the notion of a 'journalism of attachment'. Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 17 (1), pp. 21-33.

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14782800902844669

    Abstract

    This article is concerned with war reporting from Bosnia. It begins by examining the key issues involved in BBC reporter Martin Bell's controversial demand for a 'journalism of attachment'. Bell clearly intended his intervention as a wake-up call for reporters, implied in accusations of misreporting during the Gulf War of 1991, and he insisted that reporters must be reflexive about their role in the conflict. It is argued here that Bell's attempt at defining the reporter as moral witness overlooks the specific responsibility of the reporter as secondary witness to the conflict. Taking the example of the German reporter Marina Achenbach, this article examines her reporting from Bosnia as an example of how journalists can be reflexive in their writing without abandoning the attempt to represent another culture. Influenced by post-colonial writing, it shows how Achenbach successfully forced her readers to reflect not only on their own role in the conflict but also on the ways in which this war changed them.

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    Item Type Articles
    Creatorsvon Oppen, K.
    DOI10.1080/14782800902844669
    DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Politics Languages and International Studies
    Publisher StatementReporting_from_Bosnia.doc: ‘This is an electronic version of an article published in "von Oppen, K., 2009. Reporting from Bosnia: reconceptualising the notion of a 'journalism of attachment'. Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 17 (1), pp. 21-33" . The Journal of Contemporary European Studies is available online at:http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713429588~db=all; Reporting_from_Bosnia.pdf: ‘This is an electronic version of an article published in "von Oppen, K., 2009. Reporting from Bosnia: reconceptualising the notion of a 'journalism of attachment'. Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 17 (1), pp. 21-33" . The Journal of Contemporary European Studies is available online at:http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713429588~db=all
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code23182

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