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Women war correspondents: does gender make a difference on the front line?

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Autor: Buonanno, Milly
Fecha: 2012
Publicado en: Libro de Actas del I Congreso Internacional de Comunicación y Género. Sevilla, 5, 6 y 7 de Marzo de 2012. Dir. Juan Carlos Suárez Villegas; comité organizador Irene Liberia Vayá y Belén Zurbano Berenguer (pp. 800-816). Sevilla : Facultad de Comunicación. Universidad de Sevilla
Tipo de documento: Ponencia
Resumen: Although there have been women reporters on the front lines since the First World War and their number has increased more and more in subsequent conflicts in the twentieth century, it was only during the first Gulf War that the phenomenon – fostered by the escalating feminisation of newsroom personnel in many countries – gained momentum. The visibility of women war correspondents on national and international television channels is now taken for granted; and women journalists from newspapers have stood by the side of, or replaced, their male colleagues when covering the conflicts. This paper deals with the controversial question of whether or not women journalists covering the news from the front lines ‘speak in a different voice’ from their male counterparts. War understandably offers a special opportunity for exploring such a question, since it is particularly in war that the agenda and the rules of the game of still mostly maledominated journalism come to the fore. This paper, whic...
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