publication . Master thesis . 2012

The Libyan Rebellion: With Media as a Weapon : A study of a modern insurgency’s effort to influence international media

Foss, Amund Bakke;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
During the spring of 2011 thousands of international journalists entered rebel-held eastern Libya to report on the popular uprising that rapidly developed into a full-blown civil war. The revolutionary insurgency was in need of both international legitimacy and support for their struggle, and they got what they wanted: Support from the western public, and military support in form of a UN certified air based bombing campaign against their adversary, Muammar Gaddafi. This qualitative study examines how the Libyan rebel movement organized, strategized and worked to facilitate for, and influence, international journalists during the conflict. The research is based o...

Aftenposten, Støre berømmer «treffsikker» norsk Libya-innsats, August 24th, 2011 URL:

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