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The Role of Media in Conflict and their Influence on Securitisation


During conflicts, the media are often the only source of information concerning the 'other' side and hence a weighty instrument of opinion making in society. This leads to the central question to what extent the media can contribute to securitising (or desecuritising) issues in society. In this article, examples from the Israeli media landscape are compared with the theoretical approach of the securitisation theory of the Copenhagen School.