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The Resource Don't mention the war : the Australian Defence Force, the media and the Afghan conflict, Kevin Foster

Don't mention the war : the Australian Defence Force, the media and the Afghan conflict, Kevin Foster

Label
Don't mention the war : the Australian Defence Force, the media and the Afghan conflict
Title
Don't mention the war
Title remainder
the Australian Defence Force, the media and the Afghan conflict
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Foster
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Don't Mention the War examines Australian media coverage of the war in Afghanistan. The book demonstrates how the military's public affairs personnel have taken over many of the roles traditionally performed by reporters and shows the restrictive affect of this on media coverage. This tight media management is contrasted with the more open approach of Dutch and Canadian militaries in Afghanistan, a fact that is explained through reference to the different positions of the military within these different nations. As opposed to the Dutch and the Canadians, who had reputations to rebuild, the almost uniquely exalted position of the military in Australia has enabled and driven a media strategy tailored to defend the Australian military's high social standing. In Australian media coverage, the book goes on to argue, the war in Afghanistan has then functioned as another platform for the celebration of national military virtues. What has been offered is less a representation of action than an affirmation of identity; less a chronicle of unfolding events than a testament to immutable character. *** "Foster argues convincingly that the ADF's determination to keep an iron grip on information, based on an entrenched cultural distain for journalists, a resistance to scrutiny, and an obsession with protecting its reputation, meant that what it was actually doing in Afghanistan remained a mystery. While he attributes authorship of this mystery to the ADF hierarchy, supported at times by politicians, journalists don't escape his censure. His book is an indictment of the lack of commitment by Australian editors to covering the Afghan war."--Tom Hyland, Inside Story, January 2014Ë#x9C
Member of
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foster, Kevin D.
Dewey number
070.4499581046
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
P96.A752
LC item number
A84 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Investigating power
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australia
  • Armed Forces and mass media
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • War
  • Mass media
  • Australia
  • Armed Forces and mass media
  • Mass media and war
  • Mass media
  • Press coverage
  • Public relations
  • War
  • Australia
Label
Don't mention the war : the Australian Defence Force, the media and the Afghan conflict, Kevin Foster
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro -- Acknowledgments ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . . ix -- Abbreviations ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... xi -- Introduction ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . . xiii -- Chapter 1 -- Mistaking the lessons of Vietnam ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . 1 -- Chapter 2 -- The 'feel free to fuck off' approach to public relations ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . 18 -- Chapter 3 -- Military-media relations in the Netherlands, Canada and Australia ... ... ... ... ... ... . 38 -- Chapter 4 -- Bus tours, dogs and ponies: covering the ADF in Afghanistan ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 69 -- Chapter 5 -- Public opinion and political debate ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 104 -- Chapter 6 -- Reputation management and redemption ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 128 -- Conclusion ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . . 147
  • Works cited ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . 151 -- Index ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . . 161
Control code
858573334
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781922235190
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)858573334
Label
Don't mention the war : the Australian Defence Force, the media and the Afghan conflict, Kevin Foster
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro -- Acknowledgments ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . . ix -- Abbreviations ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... xi -- Introduction ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . . xiii -- Chapter 1 -- Mistaking the lessons of Vietnam ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . 1 -- Chapter 2 -- The 'feel free to fuck off' approach to public relations ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . 18 -- Chapter 3 -- Military-media relations in the Netherlands, Canada and Australia ... ... ... ... ... ... . 38 -- Chapter 4 -- Bus tours, dogs and ponies: covering the ADF in Afghanistan ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 69 -- Chapter 5 -- Public opinion and political debate ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 104 -- Chapter 6 -- Reputation management and redemption ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 128 -- Conclusion ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . . 147
  • Works cited ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . 151 -- Index ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . . 161
Control code
858573334
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781922235190
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)858573334

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