PCR 302: The Media, Information Management and Conflicts

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. analyse the roles media have played and continue to play in peace and conflict situations;
  2. critique case studies to determine ethics in media presentation;
  3. evaluate media ownership and control as it influences information dissemination and management; and
  4. explain the need for media outlets to serve national and patriotic interests, objectives and cultures.
Course Contents

The role of the media in peace and conflict situations. Global networks, (CNN, BBC, Sky, and many others) as well as Ownership and Control, Internet and information dissemination propaganda in war and peace time. The negative disposition of media and how that can be mitigated are thoroughly taught. The use of ‘third world’ media outlets via funding, ‘support’ and training to serve the interest of the developed economy.