Rebel Journalism

The Writings of Wilfred Burchett
Author: Wilfred G. Burchett,George Burchett
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521718260
Category: History
Page: 314
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This book is an anthology of the writing of Wilfred Burchett, perhaps the greatest journalist and war correspondent Australia has ever produced. He was also one of the most controversial figures of the Cold War, both in Australia and overseas. Burchett published more than 30 books, and this volume brings together extracts from most of these, spanning the entire breadth of his career, from before World War 2, through Hiroshima, Eastern Europe, Korea, Russia, Laos, Cambodia, China, Vietnam, Angola, Rhodesia and other areas from which Burchett reported. The book presents these fields of reportage chronologically, and thus serves not only as a significant historical overview of the period, but also as a reader in Cold War journalism.

Memoirs of a Rebel Journalist

The Autobiography of Wilfred Burchett
Author: Wilfred G. Burchett,George Burchett,Nicholas L. Shimmin
Publisher: University of New South Wales
ISBN: 9780868408422
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 785
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Wilfred Burchett is widely recognised as one of the most important war correspondents in Australian history, often choosing to report from the 'other side'. Many labelled him as a traitor because of his unorthodox views and activities. This compelling autobiography resonates with issues facing journalists today.

Making Trouble

Essays Against the New Australian Complacency
Author: Robert Manne
Publisher: Black Inc.
ISBN: 1921870222
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 431
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Robert Manne has twice been voted Australia's leading public intellectual. This book will show you why. Making Trouble takes aim at the new Australian complacency. This is a book that will enlighten and challenge, as it traces the ideas and events that have recently changed the nation. It covers much ground - from Howard to Gillard by way of Rudd, from Victoria's bushfires to the Apology, from Wilfred Burchett to Julian Assange. Making Trouble also includes an exchange of letters with Tony Abbott, critical appraisals of the 'insider' Paul Kelly and the 'outsider' Mark Latham, an insightful discussion of the political and moral issues surrounding climate change, appreciations of W.E.H. Stanner and Primo Levi, a reflection on ways of remembering the Holocaust, and incisive and original essays about the question of reconciliation and the treatment of asylum seekers. As this eloquent and important book shows, no one in Australia makes a better argument than Robert Manne.

Media and Revolt

Strategies and Performances from the 1960s to the Present
Author: Kathrin Fahlenbrach,Erling Sivertsen,Rolf Werenskjold
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 0857459996
Category: History
Page: 432
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In what ways have social movements attracted the attention of the mass media since the sixties? How have activists influenced public attention via visual symbols, images, and protest performances in that period? And how do mass media cover and frame specific protest issues? Drawing on contributions from media scholars, historians, and sociologists, this volume explores the dynamic interplay between social movements, activists, and mass media from the 1960s to the present. It introduces the most relevant theoretical approaches to such issues and offers a variety of case studies ranging from print media, film, and television to Internet and social media.

The Journalist in British Fiction and Film

Guarding the Guardians from 1900 to the Present
Author: Sarah Lonsdale
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147422055X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 272
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Why did Edwardian novelists portray journalists as swashbuckling, truth-seeking super-heroes whereas post-WW2 depictions present the journalist as alienated outsider? Why are contemporary fictional journalists often deranged, murderous or intensely vulnerable? As newspaper journalism faces the double crisis of a lack of trust post-Leveson, and a lack of influence in the fragmented internet age, how do cultural producers view journalists and their role in society today? In The Journalist in British Fiction and Film Sarah Lonsdale traces the ways in which journalists and newspapers have been depicted in fiction, theatre and film from the dawn of the mass popular press to the present day. The book asks first how journalists were represented in various distinct periods of the 20th century and then attempts to explain why these representations vary so widely. This is a history of the British press, told not by historians and sociologists, but by writers and directors as well as journalists themselves. In uncovering dozens of forgotten fictions, Sarah Lonsdale explores the bare-knuckled literary combat conducted by writers contesting the disputed boundaries between literature and journalism. Within these texts and films there is perhaps also a clue as to how the best aspects of 'Fourth estate' journalism can survive in the digital age. Authors covered in the volume include: Martin Amis, Graham Greene, George Orwell, Pat Barker, Evelyn Waugh, Elizabeth Bowen, Arnold Wesker and Rudyard Kipling. Television and films covered include House of Cards (US and UK versions), Spotlight, Defence of the Realm, Secret State and State of Play.

Civil Society and Postwar Pacific Basin Reconciliation

Wounds, Scars, and Healing
Author: Yasuko Claremont
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351679473
Category: History
Page: 230
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This book brings together discussions of leading aspects and repercussions of the Asia-Pacific War, which still have huge relevance today. From the development of war guilt to the vivid effect of art on bringing alive the realities of the war, it analyses a diversity of post-war issues in the Pacific Basin. Organised into five parts, the book begins by scrutinizing the conflicting attitudes towards Japanese post-war society and identifies the various legacies of the war. It also provides an examination of the aftermath of Hiroshima and Nagaski, before studying contemporary civil society and analysing the way memories of the war have changed with time. Each of the chapters discusses the Japanese government’s inability to achieve reconciliation with its neighbours, despite the passage of over 70 years, and the denial of the atrocities committed by the Imperial Army. Arguing that this policy of continuous denial has triggered the rise of civil movements in Japan, this book will be useful to students and scholars of Japanese History and Japanese Studies in general.

Slump and War


Author: Ken Coates
Publisher: Spokesman Press
ISBN: 9780851247618
Category: Political Science
Page: 86
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Z Magazine


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: United States
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Australian Book Review


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Category: Books
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Cambodia watching down under


Author: Geoffrey C. Gunn,Jefferson Lee
Publisher: Institute of Asian Studies Chulalongkorn Univ
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 328
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