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Media Influence and the Targeting of Civilians: A Qualitative Analysis of the Conflict in Darfur
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Peace and Conflict Research.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Numerous studies have explored the influence of “naming and shaming campaigns” by Intergovernmental Organizations, Human Rights Organizations, and the media. Yet, there has been little effort to understanding media naming and shaming campaigns through qualitative analysis. This study explores this gap by asking the question, how does international media attention influence a government’s targeting of civilians during armed conflict? To answer this question, the conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan between January of 2003 and June or 2005 is examined. This study hypothesizes that this increased international media attention will likely lead to changes by the government its in policies and strategies towards the commission of these acts – leading to lower levels of civilian targeting. This hypothesis is based on the argument that the impact of media attention on a government’s international political legitimacy, and the embarrassment that results from its actions being presented to the international community, motivates a government to change these policies and strategies. Applying a combination of the structured focused comparison and the analytic narrative, this study reviews media trends, the policies and strategies pursued by the Government, and claims made by the Government of Sudan to demonstrate that alternative explanations, and not the proposed hypothesis, provide greater explanatory power for the patterns of civilian targeting throughout the conflict in Darfur. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 68 p.
Keyword [en]
Darfur, Sudan, International Media Attention, Naming and Shaming, Civilian Targeting, Government Policies and Strategies
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Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-323429OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-323429DiVA: diva2:1106271
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Peace and Conflict Studies
Educational program
Master Programme in Peace and Conflict Studies
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Available from: 2017-06-07 Created: 2017-06-07 Last updated: 2017-06-07Bibliographically approved

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