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The Resource The first casualty, Peter Greste

The first casualty, Peter Greste

Label
The first casualty
Title
The first casualty
Statement of responsibility
Peter Greste
Title variation
First casualty
Title variation remainder
from the front lines of the global war on journalism
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a world where the first casualty of war is truth, journalism has become the new battleground. Peter Greste spent two decades reporting from the front line in the world's most dangerous countries before making headlines himself following his own incarceration in an Egyptian prison. Charged with threatening national security, and enduring a sham trial, solitary confinement and detention for 400 days, Greste himself became a victim of the new global war on journalism. Wars have always been about propaganda but today's battles are increasingly between ideas, and the media has become part of the battlefield. Extremists have staked a place in news dissemination with online postings, and journalists have moved from being witnesses to the struggle to a means by which the war is waged which makes them a target. Having covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia, as well as having spent time prison in Egypt, Greste is extremely well placed to describe in vivid detail what effect this has on the nature of reporting and the mind of the reporter. Based on extensive interviews and research, Greste shows how this war on journalism has spread to the West, not just in the murders at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo or the repressions of Putin's Russia, but Australia's metadata laws and Trump's phony war on 'fake news'. In this courageous, compelling, vital account Greste unpicks the extent to which modern investigative journalism is under threat, and the fraught quest and desperate need for truth in the age of terrorism
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greste, Peter
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greste, Peter
  • Mass media criticism
  • Journalism
  • Press
  • Mass media
  • Journalism
  • Journalists
Target audience
adult
Label
The first casualty, Peter Greste
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-333)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251019058
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 335 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670079261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour portraits
Label
The first casualty, Peter Greste
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-333)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251019058
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 335 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670079261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour portraits

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