Representing Mass Violence: Conflicting Responses to Human Rights Violations in Darfur
How do interventions by the UN Security Council and the International Criminal Court influence representations of mass violence? What images arise instead from the humanitarianism and diplomacy fields? How are these competing perspectives communicated to the public via mass media? Zooming in on the case of Darfur, Joachim J. Savelsberg analyzes more than three thousand news reports and opinion pieces and interviews leading newspaper correspondents, NGO experts, and foreign ministry officials from eight countries to show the dramatic differences in the framing of mass violence around the world and across social fields.
Keywordspublic opinion; press coverage; foreign affairs; darfur; human rights; mass violence; Genocide; Humanitarian aid; International Criminal Court; Sudan; War in Darfur
PublisherUniversity of California Press
Publication date and placeOakland, California, 2015
Regional & national history
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000
Criminology: legal aspects