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Australian reporting from East Timor 1975-1999: journalists as agents of change

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This article examines Australian reporting in East Timor from 1975 to 1999, and the changing

    professional practice of Australian journalists who reported from the region during this time.

    Research conducted for this article includes testimony from the journalists, and a collating of

    3,456 newspaper articles published in the mainstream Australian press on the East Timor

    situation between 1998 and 1999. It will show that in addition to new regulations over access to

    the region, new mobile media technologies pushed journalism in new directions, adding to the

    ability of the journalist to facilitate instantaneous delivery of news to Australia. These reports

    filed by Australian journalists from East Timor were crucial in fostering the Australian

    government’s decision to send troops to the region.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Tapsell, R. & Eidenfalk, J. (2013). Australian reporting from East Timor 1975-1999: journalists as agents of change. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 59 (4), 576-592.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84890817916

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1064

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 576

End Page


  • 592

Volume


  • 59

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • This article examines Australian reporting in East Timor from 1975 to 1999, and the changing

    professional practice of Australian journalists who reported from the region during this time.

    Research conducted for this article includes testimony from the journalists, and a collating of

    3,456 newspaper articles published in the mainstream Australian press on the East Timor

    situation between 1998 and 1999. It will show that in addition to new regulations over access to

    the region, new mobile media technologies pushed journalism in new directions, adding to the

    ability of the journalist to facilitate instantaneous delivery of news to Australia. These reports

    filed by Australian journalists from East Timor were crucial in fostering the Australian

    government’s decision to send troops to the region.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Tapsell, R. & Eidenfalk, J. (2013). Australian reporting from East Timor 1975-1999: journalists as agents of change. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 59 (4), 576-592.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84890817916

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1064

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 576

End Page


  • 592

Volume


  • 59

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • Australia