This book is about the intifada, the popular Palestinian uprising in the Israeli-occupied territories, broadcasted by television to an audience of millions. It explores what happens in a democracy when a government faces a major political crisis with potentially damaging international implications.
Introduction 1. Trapped in a Story Line 2. Caught in a Cage of their Own 3. Design 4. Blundering into Success 5. A Zoom Lens in a Maze Made of Mirrors 6. Technical Tic-Tac-Toe 7. The Medium is a Marketplace 8. Visions of Reality 9. Whence Words? 10. Journalists as Participants 11. The Intifada and Practical Issues in Modern Foreign Reporting 12. And Who Will Watch the Watchdogs Themselves? 13. Conclusions