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Kill the Messenger: The Media's Role in the Fate of the World Hardcover – May 24, 2011
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In Kill the Messenger, political scientist and radio broadcaster Maria Armoudian ably examines the central role of mass media in human affairs over the course of the century. Through brief case studies of events in Nazi Germany, Rwanda, and the former states of Yugoslavia, she explores the influential -- and perhaps essential -- function of the media as an enabler of genocide. Armoudian shows how authoritarian regimes in South Africa, Chile, Taiwan, and Burundi made similar efforts to harness the media to help promote the murder, torture, and imprisonment of their own citizens but with much more mixed results. In South Africa, for example, she reveals how new attitudes in the news media helped bring about a largely peaceful conclusion to the era of apartheid. However, Kill the Messenger is about mass media's place in society, not just its relationship with governments.Read more ›
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I read this book cover to cover. It is Very well written and extremely well documented. As an educator, I feel very strongly that any third or fourth year college student,... Read morePublished on February 17, 2012 by Joel
I just watched Ms. Armoudian on This Week In Social Media, and I have to say that, regardless of whatever the merits of her thesis may be concerning media, she completely shoots... Read morePublished on January 6, 2012 by fajou