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dc.contributor.authorUbayasiri, Kasunen_US
dc.contributor.editorProf Alan Knighten_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:02:38Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:02:38Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2011-08-31T07:18:46Z
dc.identifier.issn1444741Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/40536
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.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCentral Queensland Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://ejournalist.com.au/v9n2/Ubayasiri92.pdfen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom39en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto61en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEjournalisten_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume9en_US
dc.rights.retentionNen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchJournalism Studiesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode190301en_US
dc.titleNew technologies and contested narratives: alternative conflict reportage in the final phase of the Sri Lankan waren_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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