The Israeli-Hezbollah War of 2006: The Media as a Weapon in Asymmetrical Conflict

By Marvin Kalb

A paper by Marvin Kalb, Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice Emeritus, follows the trajectory of the media from objective observer to fiery advocate in the Israeli-Hezbollah War, based on content analysis of global media and interviews with many diplomats and journalists. The paper also shows how an open society, Israel, is victimized by its own openness and how a closed sect, Hezbollah, can retain almost total control of the daily message of journalism and propaganda.

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