The Bbc'S 'Irish Troubles' : Television, Conflict and Northern Ireland Paperback
This book explores how news and information about the conflict in Northern Ireland was disseminated through the most accessible, powerful and popular form of media: television.
It focuses on the BBC and considers how its broadcasts complicated the 'Troubles' by challenging decisions, policies and tactics developed by governments trying to defeat a stubborn insurgency that threatened national security. The book uses highly original sources to consider how the BBC upset the efforts of a number of governments to control the narrative of a conflict that claimed over 3,500 lives and caused deep emotional scarring to thousands of people.
Using recently released archival material from the BBC and a variety of government archives, the book addresses the contentious relationship between broadcasting officials, politicians, the army, police and civil service from the outbreak of violence throughout the 1980s. -- .
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 296 pages, 32 black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Manchester University Press
- Publication Date: 16/03/2017
- Category: Television
- ISBN: 9781526116888
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