How The Press Hides The Global Crimes Of The West: Corporate Media Coverage Of Chad
Keeble, Richard Lancehttp://medialens.org/index.php/alerts/alert-archive/2016/820-how-the-press-hides-the-global-crimes-of-the-west-corporate-media-coverag
Publisher: Media Lens
Date Written: 09/06/2016
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX19576
One of the essential functions of the corporate media is to marginalise or silence acknowledgement of the history -- and continuation -- of Western imperial aggression. The coverage of the recent sentencing in Senegal of Hissène Habré, the former dictator of Chad, for crimes against humanity, provides a useful case study. The verdict could well have presented the opportunity for the media to examine in detail the complicity of the US, UK, France and their major allies in the Middle East and North Africa in the appalling genocide Habré inflicted on Chad during his rule - from 1982 to 1990. After all, Habré had seized power via a CIA-backed coup.