Swallowing Camels: How the Media Misinterpret Nonviolent Struggles

This is a webinar by┬áDr. Cynthia Boaz, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Sonoma State University. She uses frame analysis to analyze some of the common ways in which mainstream media coverage of nonviolent struggles and civil resistance tends to reinforce key distortions in knowledge about these struggles and even defaults to the perspective of the oppressor. She also makes suggestions for ways in which conscious citizens, activists, and media audiences can help counter these misconceptions. Key case studies are Iran’s “Green Revolution” and Burma’s “Saffron Revolution.”

Click the link on the right to access the video at nonviolent-conflict.org.