The Media Image of the Past

Materials: Different daily newspapers and political magazines from the region, Flipchart paper, scissors, glue


Exercise description

Split into three groups. Each group gets a few different dailies and political magazines from the countries of the region. Their task is to find headlines, articles and photos in any way related to the wartime past. Additional questions: “What topics are related to the past and how are they talked about (ICTY, war crimes, commemorations, etc.)? What attitudes are expressed? What kind of image of the ‘other’ is created?

After working in small groups, they present their collages and have a plenary discussion about the media image of the past in the former Yugoslavia.


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