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Nov 1 1991

Cold War Lives On in Yugoslavia Reporting

“A battle between hard-line communists and free-market democrats” (L.A. Times, 7/8/91). That’s how much of the media presents the conflict in Yugoslavia between Serbia and Croatia. Even after the Cold War, the national press persisted in inaccurately forcing the Yugoslavian civil war into a black-and-white Cold War framework. The press has portrayed the government of Serbia fairly accurately: As the Washington Post reported (8/27/91, Serbia’s “authoritarian regime…combines hard-line communist centralization with radical Serbian nationalism.” Croatia, on the other hand, has been described as “democratic” by leading papers like the Washington Post, New York Times and Los Angeles Times: e.g., “Democratic […]