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Martin Bruckner

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780807834695

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807838723_bruckner

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Mapping Havana in The Gentleman's maGazine, 1740–1762

Mapping Havana in The Gentleman's maGazine, 1740–1762

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(p.339) Mapping Havana in The Gentleman's maGazine, 1740–1762
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Early American Cartographies
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Martin Brückner

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807838723_bruckner.15

This chapter begins with the opening scene of Control Room, a documentary about the Al Jazeera Television Network and the war in Iraq, in which Samir Khader, senior producer of Al Jazeera, argues: “You cannot wage a war without rumors, without media, without propaganda. Any military planner that prepares for a war, if he does not put media propaganda at the top of his agenda is a bad military planner.” As if to confirm Khader's statement, in a later scene the camera zooms in on a detailed map of Iraq that has been haphazardly spread across a computer console. Brooding over the map, an Iraqi dissident explains to Al Jazeera producers how Coalition Forces claim to have captured a bridge over the Tigris River, although the only bridge over the Tigris can be found “here,” he explains pointing to the map, “in El Kut,” a city still occupied by the Iraqi army.

Keywords:   Control Room, Al Jazeera, Samir Khader, propaganda, military planner

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