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WikiLeaks and the Afterlife of Collateral Murder
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, JMK.
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Communication, ISSN 1932-8036, E-ISSN 1932-8036, Vol. 8, 2593-2602 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this essay, the author considers not only what is shown in the WikiLeaks Collateral Murder video but reflects upon what the act of uploading this video symbolized and continues to symbolize and how the multifaceted symbolic value of the video has led to its steady inscription and reinscription into the public consciousness during a wide variety of popular and political debates. Apart from the disturbing content of the film, showing a potentially criminal act, the author argues that the uploading of the film was itself an act of dissent and, thus, a challenge to U.S. power. This combination of content and context makes the WikiLeaks Collateral Murder video an interesting case study that touches upon several key areas within academic study.

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2014. Vol. 8, 2593-2602 p.
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WikiLeaks, journalism, war, visual culture, Iraq, Collateral Murder, video
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Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-108223OAI: diva2:755885
Available from: 2014-10-15 Created: 2014-10-15 Last updated: 2016-09-05Bibliographically approved

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