The 20th issue of the rest: journal of politics and development is out now. Download the issue here… TABLE OF CONTENTS Research Articles Three Ways to Explore the BRICS (Possible) Impact on the Future Global Order By Francesco Petrone The State at a Traffic Jam: Resource Endowment and the Challenges of National Development in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic…
How the Syrian conflict has redifined war reporting Is it the lives of those who capture the truth in war time or the truth itself that matters most? Cameras were first used in wartime in 1916, when they were so new that the soldiers in the trenches looked into the lens and said, “Hello Mum”….
By Patrick Ward* and Salwa Amor** Anti-regime activists in Syria have accused the BBC of bias after the broadcaster used footage of the aftermath of a government attack on rebel-held Aleppo while reporting the attack took place on regime-controlled areas. The news reports in question are also alleged to have exaggerated deaths in regime areas….
Since 2011, more than 3.2m Syrians are known to have taken refuge in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and a number of other countries. The real scale of the crisis is likely to be much greater, as not all refugees are registered with UNHCR. In Lebanon, for example, the official figure is 1.1m, but according to…