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Gendering War and Peace Reporting

Some Insights – Some Missing Links

Edited by Berit von der Lippe, Rune Ottosen

War reporting has traditionally been a male activity. Elite sources like politicians, high ranking military officers and state officials are collectively still dominated by men, and it will take more than the presence of an increased number of female journalists to change this male hegemony. There is, though, no deterministic link between sex/gender and more peaceful news or a more peaceful world. This book offers analytic approaches to how traditional war journalism is gendered. Through different case studies, the book reveals how the framing of different femininities and masculinities affects the reporting and our understanding of war and conflicts.

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Content

Acknowledgements 

Berit von der Lippe, Rune Ottosen
Introduction: Approaches and Insights on Gendering War- and Peace Reporting 

I. GENDERING PROFESSIONAL AGENCIES 

Linda Steiner
1. Bodies at War. The Dangers Facing Women War Reporters 

Sarah Macharia
2. Gendered Narratives. On Peace, Security and News Media Accountability to Women 

Lilian Ngusuur Unaegbu
3. Conflict Reporting in Nigeria. How Gender Balanced? 

Marte Høiby
4. Sexual Violence against Journalists in Conflict Zones. Gendered Practices and Cultures in the Newsroom 

II. WOMAN AND LACK OF ANGENCY 

Eva Boller
5. “There Are No Women”. The War in Libya in TV News  

Elisabeth Eide
6. War and Women’s Voices. The Gender Approach of Afghanistan’s Largest News Agency 

Desy Ayu Pirmasari
7. Being a Female Journalist at the Frontline. An Autoethnography 

Marta Kollárová
8. Good or Bad Agents? Western Fascination with Women and the Construction of Female Objects during the ISIS/ISIL Crisis 

III. POSTCOLONIAL PERSPECTIVES FOREVER? 

Sadia Jamil
9. Journalism Practice and Freedom of Expression. Challenges and Constraints in Pakistan 

Berit von der Lippe
10. Philanthrophic War. Narratives and Dangerous Protection Scenario(s) 

Quhramaana Kakar
11. Key Factors and Challenges to Understanding Women’s Roles in the Peace Process 

Kristin Skare Orgeret
12. Is Peace a Smiling Woman? Femininities and Masculinities in Conflict and Peace Coverage 

IV. MASCULINITIES, HEROES AND VICTIMS 

Rune Ottosen
13. Masculinity, Iconisation and Fictional War Heroes in the GWT 

Toby Miller
14. Why War – Still? Albert Meets Sigmund in the Utimate Match-Up 

Anette Bringedal Houge
15. Subversive Victims? The (non)Reporting of Sexual Violence against Male Victims During the War in Bosnia-Herzegovina 

Contributors

Title: Gendering War and Peace Reporting. Some Insights – Some Missing Links
Editors: Berit von der Lippe, Rune Ottosen
Published: 2016
Pages: 278
Publisher: Nordicom
ISBN: 978-91-87957-42-0

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