The Impact of Media in the Somali Civil War (1993)

Jul 25, 2022

Media (October 1993) – Media coverage has had a profound impact on the Somali Civil War, turning both public opinion on the ground in Somalia and influencing the actions of foreign nations, namely the United States.

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Whilst footage of unprovoked attacks from the UN turned Somalis against foreign influence with violent outcomes, film of American corpses being dragged through the streets of Mogadishu provoked America to withdraw.

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