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  • Karen
    karen
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    Hi Everyone, Im a fourth year University student I’m currently writing a dissertation on Iraq and embedded reporting. Below are a few questions that i need answered. Im trying to get as wide a view as possible so if you can help me, please do!!

    1) Do you feel that the reporting of the war in Iraq was generally covered sufficiently by British broadcasters?

    2) In your opinion did embedded reporting provide a comprehensive, balanced view of the war in Iraq or merely an overview of the Military and Governments perspectives?

    3) Both the military and the media have inherently different goals with regards to war reporting, should they remain separate entities during a war?

    4) Is embedding reporters with troops good for journalism? Should we still support independent reporting?

    5) Many academics believe that Iraq has been a huge PR and Propaganda success. With this in mind what do you think the future holds for embedded reporting?

    6) Are there any specific reports that you can remember for being either fair or bias?

    7) A report commissioned by the BBC found that to a certain extent the war in Iraq was ?sanitised? would you agree or disagree with this statement?

    Many Thanks.

    Karen

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    Lone
    Lone
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    1) No, at critical times during the past four years, events in Iraq have not been given either suffiecient coverage or ignored alltogether.

    2) Overview of military/government perspectives

    3) They should remain seperate but it is highly questionable whether they are seperate in todays age.

    4) No, I see it largely as either overkill or merely supporting the views of the military. In many cases it is totally unnecessary.

    5) It will continue to grow, the military and particularly the government are well aware of the importance of propoganda in the media.

    6) I’ll have to think about this one, but off the top of my mind the recent Iran-sailor fiasco comes over as highly biased.

    7) Strongly agree. The full extent of the truth would be too sensitive for viewers, plus highly damaging for the government & military, hence the true picture was never shown.

    All the best with your dissertation, if you have any further questions just PM me.

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    Exploraman07
    exploraman07
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    karen wrote:Hi Everyone, Im a fourth year University student I’m currently writing a dissertation on Iraq and embedded reporting. Below are a few questions that i need answered. Im trying to get as wide a view as possible so if you can help me, please do!!

    1) Do you feel that the reporting of the war in Iraq was generally covered sufficiently by British broadcasters?yes and probably to much so.

    2) In your opinion did embedded reporting provide a comprehensive, balanced view of the war in Iraq or merely an overview of the Military and Governments perspectives?I think the media have their own veiw to the military,but still comprehenive.

    3) Both the military and the media have inherently different goals with regards to war reporting, should they remain separate entities during a war?at yes,but times no.i think both want the war to stop.

    4) Is embedding reporters with troops good for journalism? Should we still support independent reporting?yes,for the story,but staying alive no.

    5) Many academics believe that Iraq has been a huge PR and Propaganda success. With this in mind what do you think the future holds for embedded reporting?that comes down to the mind and how the story is put across,but i say not really.

    6) Are there any specific reports that you can remember for being either fair or bias?no

    7) A report commissioned by the BBC found that to a certain extent the war in Iraq was ?sanitised? would you agree or disagree with this statement?sometimes

    Many Thanks.
    Karen

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