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Kovanje rata u Sisku kroz pisanje lista Slobodni tjednik u razdoblju od 1990.-1993. godine


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Perković, Josipa. (2015). Kovanje rata u Sisku kroz pisanje lista Slobodni tjednik u razdoblju od 1990.-1993. godine. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Sociology. [mentor Žunec, Ozren].

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In matters of war, the psychological factor is equally important as the military one. As such, the aim of propaganda is the upkeep of moral of the domestic population, as is the encouragement and nurturing of hatred toward the enemy. During WWI, the involved country-states, utilized planned and systematic propaganda as a means of warfare for the first time. Such methods were later embraced and perfected by Josef Goebbels, resulting in the success of massive military mobilization of the German populace. Before the fall of Yugoslavia, the media set the terrain for the ensuing wars by encouraging and rallying nationalism, with the implicit and explicit support of the ruling establishment. In Croatia, the then ruling HDZ party, implemented their own personnel and members into key positions of the leading media. ST, although a privately owned media, unequivocally supported and enticed the growing nationalism, and the politics of the ruling party, until the fall of Vukovar, where it accused HDZ of treason. Croatia entered the state of open warfare with the Serb insurgents in July of 1991, while the JNA artilery attacks on Sisak commenced on September 2nd of the same year. The artillery shelling continued until January of 1992, when a truce treaty was signed and enacted. Up until operation Storm, and the final end of armed conflict in Croatia, Sisak remained at the front lines of defense, just a few kilometers from the occupied territories. During the period of summer and fall of 1991, the executions of the Serb civilians occur and surface. They were enacted outside any trial or legal proceedings and without the knowledge of the victims' families. The number of victims is, by various concurring sources and testimonies, assessed to be between 100 and 150, but since this information has not been formally acknowledged, this research used the number of 55 such casualties, for which the circumstances and the date of execution were determined. Analyzing the content of Slobodni tjednik, it was determined that this publication used, created and dispersed war propaganda, and that the intensity of such propaganda was in relation with the intensity of war crimes committed against the Serb civilian population of Sisak. However, during this period the armed conflict in general reached it's peak, as such, at this time, we were unable to determine an empirical link.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: media, war propaganda, war crime, Sisak, Slobodni tjednik
Subjects: Sociology
Departments: Department of Sociology
Supervisor: Žunec, Ozren
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2015 14:33
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2015 14:33

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