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Title: Identitat, mitjans de comunicació i testimonis, setembre 2010
Author: Aira Foix, Toni
Others: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Keywords: mass media
Issue Date: Sep-2010
Publisher: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Abstract: As journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski wrote: "The media are said to be the fourth estate, but I would move them up in the ranking. We already know that their role in politics is increasingly important and that they have made rebels and insurgents of all kinds around the world change the targets for their attacks: they used to lay siege to presidential palaces, government headquarters and parliaments; whereas they now look first to take control of the radio and television stations. This can be no coincidence. In my book The Emperor I illustrated this phenomenon in the following lines: 'A new script has been written for films about coups d'etat: the tanks set off at dawn with the aim of occupying the television stations. While the president sleeps peacefully and the parliament remains dark and deserted, the rebels head for the place that holds the real power.' And I would stress the word 'real'. Real power. Power to build reality. To build identity -and national identity- through the testimony provided by the communication media."
Language: Catalan
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