Brissenden, Michael: Afghanistan media coverage

Brissenden, Michael

Afghanistan: the war we hardly knew‘, ABC The Drum, 14 November 2013

Discusses Department of Defence attitudes to media coverage of the war in Afghanistan. Attracted 145 comments.

The culture of secrecy that has built up over recent years in the Australian Defence Force and its uncooperative treatment of the media has seriously limited our understanding of the complexities, failures and achievements of a war that has cost 40 Australian lives and billions from our budget.

May be compared with historical treatments of media coverage of war, such as this one. A book on the subject is reviewed. Kevin Foster makes related points here and here.

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