International Review of the Red Cross, 2005, No. 860 – Communication
Issue No. 860 - 2005
Table of contents
Editorial - IRRC December 2005 No 860
Indebtedness to the ancient Romans in the field of communication does not end with the Latin root “communicare.” Going far beyond interpersonal communication, the Romans devised what might be described as the first communication system in order to centralize control by gathering and giving knowledge about events in its many widespread provinces.
Interview with Fergal Keane, Special Correspondent for BBC News
Fergal Keane has reported from many of the world’s major trouble spots, from Northern Ireland to Rwanda and Iraq, attracted widespread critical acclaim and won a string of awards for his reports.
Entrepreneurs of hate and entrepreneurs of solidarity: Social identity as a basis for mass communication
Stephen Reicher, Nick Hopkins, Mark Levine, Rakshi Rath
The authors draw upon the principles of the social identity tradition in order to elaborate a psychological model of mass communication.
Media under fire: Fact and fiction in conditions of war
The article reviews recent findings on the quality of war reporting, the conditions under which it takes place, the information policies of the warring parties and their effects.
War and media: Constancy and convulsion
An effort should be made to identify what has changed and what has remained the same in wartime media management, with due consideration for both dimensions of the relationship that today brings together war and the media, military personnel and journalists.
Can public communication protect victims?
With examples from recent conflicts, this article asks whether there are ways in which journalists and humanitarians can contribute to saving lives.
Public communication strategies of international humanitarian organizations
Dennis Dijkzeul, Markus Moke
This article outlines and compares the public communication policies and strategies of the main international and non-governmental humanitarian organizations within the context of their guiding principles. It develops a classification of various humanitarian organizations so as to better explain their differences and enhance understanding of their communication strategies.
ICRC communication: Generating support
This article describes and analyses certain factors influencing the environment in which the ICRC works and communicates and the impact those changes have had on its communication activities.
Fiona Le Diraison
Selection of images and accompanying text by Fiona Le Diraison, editorial assistant at the International Review of the Red Cross.
Name, rank, date of birth, serial number and the right to remain silent
This article analyses recurring misconceptions about the questioning of prisoners of war.
Challenges in applying human rights law to armed conflict
The debates over the relationship between International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law, have often focused on the question of whether human rights law continues to apply during armed conflict, and if so, on how these two bodies of law can complement each other.
Council of Delegates of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, Seoul, 16-18 November 2005
Books and articles
Recent acquisitions of the Library & Research Service