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The BNP, the media and Belgium: ethical lessons from the Continent (guest blog)

Cammaerts, Bart (2009) The BNP, the media and Belgium: ethical lessons from the Continent (guest blog). POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (06 Sep 2009). Blog.

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Abstract

Throughout my career I have struggled to know how to handle the dilemma of reporting organised racism. I have a family background that makes me fear brushing extremism under the carpet. But I also know that the political racists need the oxygen of mainstream media attention to build their profile. My LSE colleague Bart Cammaerts has researched widely into political extremism and the media, but he also has personal experience of a country where racist politics is much more popular and embedded in the mainstream. What lessons can we learn from places like Belgium?

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/
Additional Information: © 2009 The Author(s)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 19 May 2017 13:13
Last Modified: 19 May 2017 13:13
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/77857

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