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CNN war porn, 'shock and awe' and a set designed in Hollywood

Volume 9, Issue 1

September, 2003

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Thompson, Alastair. (2003). CNN war porn, 'shock and awe' and a set deisgned in Hollywood. Pacific Journalism Review, 9(1): 32-38.
Author(s): Alastair Thompson
Publication date: 
September, 2003

The role of the media in civil society is to inform and illuminate in the public interest, to provide the public with an informed basis upon which they can exercise their demoractic rights. Nothing changes during wartime. The philosopher Jeremy Bentham once remarked, 'As to the evil which results from a censorship, it is impossible to measure it, for it is impossible to tell where it ends.'