international definition of a news bulletin and which can be analyzed using international tools and indicators for mediamonitoring during elections.
The present study, whereby the editorials of each of the national TV stations were examined over eight consecutive nights between 1 and 8 June 2009, aimed
The South African media landscape is characterized by constitutionally protected freedom of expression, well-developed state, private, and community media, vigorous political debate, tertiary level journalism education, mediamonitoring mechanisms, growing audiences, and significant journalism
In its pursuit of a viable form of political unification with the European Union, Belgium is often referred to as a model in terms of intercultural communication and cooperation between its two main linguistic communities: the (Dutchspeaking) Flemings and the (French-speaking) Walloons. The country’s high degree of regional autonomy and cultural liberty are considered key success factors in ensuring the survival of an unusual political construction like Belgium. However, political unification of peoples with different cultural identities can lead to division between communities. For example, whereas in Spain and Northern Ireland group cultural differentiation generated physical violence, in Belgium the conflict manifested on a symbolic level. Ultimately, such conflict can affect a country’s image, particularly if it was highly observable and fuels tensions within the political arena. In the case of Belgium, not only are the two above-mentioned communities linguistically different: they also achieved different results in the country’s 2008 parliamentary elections. In this paper we provide the findings of an image analysis conducted over a three month period from September to November 2008. Belgium’s image, as portrayed by its three main newspapers with international coverage, i.e., Le Soir (newspaper of the French speaking population in Brussels), Brussels Times (international news agency) and Flanders (Flemish newspaper), was closely monitored. Our interpretations of the media monitoring results were based upon a media image analysis model, a method derived from content analysis. In line with this method, we created an image profile based upon the Anholt Brand Nation Index: export brands, foreign and domestic policy, investment and immigration, culture and heritage, people and tourism. Furthermore, we identified conflict moments and attempted to determine the effects of these events upon the country image. The research will offer solutions to managing group conflict in the interest of both avoiding an image crisis and the disjuncture of Belgium. As well, it will highlight the implications of the EU identity construction process.
BOOK REVIEWS Mediamonitoring on the Balkans 'Hate Speech in the Balkans', International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights, Athens, 1998, 130 pp.; 'Balkan Neighbours', ACCESS, Sofia, 1998, 112 pp. The role of the media in provoking internal and international conflicts became a very topical
political economy of social media. At the University of Leeds she has worked as research and teaching assistant (2012–2014), and has recently collaborated on a project exploring social mediamonitoring and the social media industries sponsored by HEIF V funding. She is currently a Senior Lecturer of
on the board of the STM Group and as a mediamonitor is vice chairman of the international federation FIBEP (Fédération Internationale des Bureaux D’Extraits de Presse), founded in 1953 in Paris, the home of the world’s first press-cutting agency, Argus de la Presse, which is still in business there
Counseling Center, media groups such as the MediaMonitor for Women, legal aid groups such as the Center for Women’s Law & Legal Services of Peking University, and society and gender training groups such as the GAD Group in Beijing and Tianjin, were organized by grassroots NGOs. Th e remain- ing programs
their needs, views and experiences (Children’s Rights Centre, 2006; MediaMonitoring Project, 2003; www.bushradio.co.za; Children’s Resource Centre, 2003; www.soulcity.org.za). A few of these organisations also use this process to build the foundation for another more autonomous process, namely self
violence. However, in media accounts of the TRC, this is how women were portrayed: as "mothers, sisters or wives" of those who were themselves oppressed, acted to liberate the country, or suffered gross human rights violations, or as passive victims. The MediaMonitoring Project (n.d.: ch. 10) notes that
and the mediamonitoring sector. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org I Was There When the Good Times Ended Gordon Graham and the Miners It wasn’t the fi rst time the National Union of Mineworkers and a Conservative government squared up to each other over the emotive issue of “who governs Britain” and it