The Media in Serbia, Crotia and Bosnia Hercegovina
Edited by: Mark Thompson
Publication date: 1999
Total pages: 330
ISBN: 1 86020 552 6
Price: £ 25.00
FORGING WAR is an important book, the only
work of its kind in any language.... A study of the political
manipulation of the media in Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia before and
during the war, it is dispassionate, scrupulous, richly detailed,
lucidly organised and quite free from bias or special pleading.
Noel Malcolm, The Spectator (UK)
FORGING WAR ... while necessarily detailed,
evidential and careful in its conclusions, has important general
implications. One is that political struggles for media control are
early warnings of war and a form of preparation for it.
Martin Woollacott, The Guardian (UK)
What is demonstrated by ARTICLE XIX’s report . . .
is that when a government severely restricts or prohibits opposition
voices, the manipulation of public opinion by government-controlled
media is itself a means of denying the free exchange of information and
Aryeh Neier, The Nation (USA)
A fascinating study of the manipulation of the
media in the former Yugoslavia. Anthony Lewis,
New York Times (USA)
To those who still believe in the curative power
of honest inquiry, FORGING WAR will be a landmark document. Inquiry of
this type can clear the air, provoke healthy debate, and motivate the
media and others to revive the watchdog function that is indispensable
for democratic development.
Roy Gutman, Newsday
Mark Thompson, journalist and writer, was born
in Sheffield in 1959, and educated in London and Cambridge