The media’s reporting of war crimes trials and its impact on post-conflict democracy in Sierra Leone and Liberia

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/594883
Title:
The media’s reporting of war crimes trials and its impact on post-conflict democracy in Sierra Leone and Liberia
Authors:
Cole, Bernadette; Silverman, Jon
Abstract:
The application of international humanitarian law (IHL) to conflicts in Africa has been the subject of some scholarly and much journalistic discourse about the ending of ‘impunity’ and an extension of the normative principles of transitional justice. The trials conducted by the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) were brought to audiences in both countries by a media that has had scant experience in grap - pling with such weighty jurisprudential concepts. A research project is examining attitudes towards the reporting of two of those trials. This article discusses prelimi - nary findings from the research and argues that the media is performing a wider role in legitimizing post-conflict governance by providing a platform for civil society organizations.
Affiliation:
University of Sierra Leone; University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Cole, B., Silverman, J. (2013) 'The media’s reporting of war crimes trials and its impact on post-conflict democracy in Sierra Leone and Liberia' Journal of African Media Studies 5 (1):53
Publisher:
Intellect
Journal:
Journal of African Media Studies
Issue Date:
1-Mar-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/594883
DOI:
10.1386/jams.5.1.53_1
Additional Links:
http://openurl.ingenta.com/content/xref?genre=article&issn=2040-199X&volume=5&issue=1&spage=53
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2040-199X; 1751-7974
Appears in Collections:
Journalism

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCole, Bernadetteen
dc.contributor.authorSilverman, Jonen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-26T13:24:57Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-26T13:24:57Zen
dc.date.issued2013-03-01en
dc.identifier.citationCole, B., Silverman, J. (2013) 'The media’s reporting of war crimes trials and its impact on post-conflict democracy in Sierra Leone and Liberia' Journal of African Media Studies 5 (1):53en
dc.identifier.issn2040-199Xen
dc.identifier.issn1751-7974en
dc.identifier.doi10.1386/jams.5.1.53_1en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/594883en
dc.description.abstractThe application of international humanitarian law (IHL) to conflicts in Africa has been the subject of some scholarly and much journalistic discourse about the ending of ‘impunity’ and an extension of the normative principles of transitional justice. The trials conducted by the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) were brought to audiences in both countries by a media that has had scant experience in grap - pling with such weighty jurisprudential concepts. A research project is examining attitudes towards the reporting of two of those trials. This article discusses prelimi - nary findings from the research and argues that the media is performing a wider role in legitimizing post-conflict governance by providing a platform for civil society organizations.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIntellecten
dc.relation.urlhttp://openurl.ingenta.com/content/xref?genre=article&issn=2040-199X&volume=5&issue=1&spage=53en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of African Media Studiesen
dc.subjectmediaen
dc.subjectpost-conflicten
dc.subjectcivil societyen
dc.subjectdemocracyen
dc.subjectlegitimacyen
dc.subjectSierra Leoneen
dc.subjectLiberiaen
dc.titleThe media’s reporting of war crimes trials and its impact on post-conflict democracy in Sierra Leone and Liberiaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Sierra Leoneen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of African Media Studiesen
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