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dc.contributor.authorUbayasiri, Kasun
dc.contributor.editorAssociate Professor Hart Cohen
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:02:38Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:02:38Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.modified2011-08-31T07:18:45Z
dc.identifier.issn18352340
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/40535
dc.description.abstractSri Lankan government censorship may have prevented journalists from covering the final days of the civil war, but technological developments such as satellite technology shattered a government monopoly on information and sparked an international outcry over alleged human rights violations. This paper focuses on the final days of the conflict between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, staged in a conflict theatre denied external independent media coverage. It argues that the development of satellite imagery and its availability to 'independent' humanitarian agencies provided a somewhat unique media resource, providing alternative and diverse news voices which would have otherwise been censored by the Sri Lankan government. While arguing the hyper-real images of satellite and drone footage provide only a partial narrative of the conflict, this paper argues without it, the much needed debate on the human suffering and the civilian death toll may have been non-existent.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherGlobal Media Journal: Australian Edition
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.commarts.uws.edu.au/gmjau/v3_2009_2/kasun_ubayasiri_RA.html
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto13
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalGlobal Media Journal
dc.relation.ispartofvolume3
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchJournalism Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStudies in Creative Arts and Writing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLanguage, Communication and Culture
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode190301
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode19
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode20
dc.titleTechnology in Conflict Reportage: the Use of Satellite and Drone Images in the Final Days of the Sri Lankan War
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorUbayasiri, Kasun G.


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