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Under war circumstances it is extremely difficult to distinguish propaganda from quality reporting and during the post–war period this is even more difficult

The history of journalism, particularly the history dealing with conflicts and war, contains a number of dishonest, tendentious and biased reporting. Driven by the old saying “all is fair in love and war”, a quote from the book title by John Lyly, a 16th Century English poet, dramaturge and politician, a thousand lies were produced the goal of which was to implement pre-planned war plans, pauperizations of public opinion, justification of their own actions and obliterating committed war crimes. “Journalists” often served the political elite or war machinery, thus “contributing” to the goals of these machineries as the stakes in this process always included human lives that under such circumstances had been considered as mere statistics. Under war circumstances it is extremely difficult to distinguish propaganda from qua-

Author: Eldin Hadžović. Photo: pixabay.com

lity reporting and during the post–war period this is even more difficult. Twenty-one years passed since the end of the Bosnian war and completely new generations grew up with no possibility of receiving quality information about the past war times, so they were therefore forced to seek answers from sources at newsagent shops, television channels and..

 

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