ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Accelerated Media and the 1971 Genocide in Bangladesh

It was at the time of the 1971 war in Bangladesh that television began to change the "rules" of conflict journalism - a complex situation, with multiple causes and linkages to colonial structures was flattened into a "good versus evil" narrative. The genocide was a marker of the trend in TV coverage of conflict zones, the first victim being the news cycle - the focus is always on the "hot news", which becomes "cold" very quickly, shifting the spotlight on to the next "hot spot".

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