Speeches | 25 August 2009

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy: TV and war - Tony Maniaty presentation

Difficult and dangerous work, covering wars with TV cameras has become a core component of modern conflict - so much so that a 'military-media' nexus has arisen alongside what US President Eisenhower famously termed the 'military-industrial complex'. From Vietnam to Iraq and beyond, televised coverage of battle has impacted strongly on public support for wars and on strategic policy. It has also met barriers: from embedding and censorship to the deliberate targeting, kidnapping and cold-blooded murder of journalists.Tony Maniaty

  • Tony Maniaty

Difficult and dangerous work, covering wars with TV cameras has become a core component of modern conflict - so much so that a 'military-media' nexus has arisen alongside what US President Eisenhower famously termed the 'military-industrial complex'. From Vietnam to Iraq and beyond, televised coverage of battle has impacted strongly on public support for wars and on strategic policy. It has also met barriers: from embedding and censorship to the deliberate targeting, kidnapping and cold-blooded murder of journalists.Tony Maniaty

  • Tony Maniaty