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La révolution roumaine de 1989 vue de Bruxelles
The 1989 Romanian Revolution seen from Brussels

Author(s): Caterina Preda
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Editura Universităţii din Bucureşti

Summary/Abstract: This article deals with the 1989 Romanian revolution and its international mediatization. The specific focus is upon Belgian written press in the period of December 1989 - January 1990. The study highlights the misinformation at work in the December 1989 Revolution and the internal political effects it produced (external legitimacy of the new NSF government). The theoretical framework uses on one side four modified journalistic questions (Who says? What? How it is said? And with what effects?), and on another side, subdivides the period under scrutiny into four sub-units, relating to the themes and accents emphasized by the Belgian journalists. The media messages are thus deconstructed by this approach. Before concluding on the specific political and media effects, a short review of other cases (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Iraq) of media manipulation is presented.

  • Issue Year: 5/2005
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 427-459
  • Page Count: 1
  • Language: French