Dubrovnik’s Artistic Patrimony, and its Role in War Reporting (1991)

  title={Dubrovnik’s Artistic Patrimony, and its Role in War Reporting (1991)},
  author={Joseph Pearson},
  journal={European History Quarterly},
  pages={197 - 216}
  • Joseph Pearson
  • Published 1 April 2010
  • Sociology
  • European History Quarterly
Journalist reports of the siege of Dubrovnik by the Yugoslav National Army (1991) were misleading and exaggerated the extent of damage to the old city in order to encourage international intervention to protect cultural property. This article examines the extent of this destruction and how it was reported by British correspondents in the field and editors at home. It uses a rhetorical frame of analysis to engage current theoretical debates about Western actors, their depiction of the Yugoslav… 
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