role of the media in international conflict a report on a two-day seminar held in Ottawa, 12-13 September 1991 by Christopher M. Young

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  • Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Journalists -- Congresses

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Issued also in French under title: Du rôle des médias dans les conflits internationaux.

Book details

Statementby Christopher Young.
SeriesWorking paper -- no. 38, CIIPS working paper -- 38.
ContributionsCanadian Institute for International Peace and Security.
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 78 p. ;
Number of Pages78
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13566922M
ISBN 100662192931
LC Control Number92099524

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