• ISSN: 2010-3646 (Online)
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Home> Archive> 2022> Volume 12 Number 3 (Aug. 2022)
IJSSH 2022 Vol.12(3): 208-212 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2022.V12.1093

Russo-Georgian war of 2008 in the Spotlight of the New York Times and the Washington Post

Tsitsino Bukia and Nana Parinos

Abstract—Reporting conflicts has become a new challenge for twenty first century media. Journalists are required not only to provide objective and impartial information to the audience, but also to conduct proper analysis and, most importantly, adhere to the most basic rule of doing their job. In this case, objectivity and impartiality are necessary, but at the same time, a lot of work needs to be done for a proper analysis. In general, all events, especially in politics, are interconnected. Surprisingly, what is happening in the smallest country can make impact on the political life even of such a superpower as the USA. Consequently, no wonder that flagships of the American print media: The Washington Post” and “New-York Times were interested in the reporting of the August 2008 Georgian-Russian War. The August war between Russia and Georgia, of course, also fell under the lens of Georgian and Russian media. Their attitude is easy to guess, although it should be noted that during this period Georgian media were freer expressing their views, while the Russian side was clearly influenced by the authoritarian regime. The purpose of our research was to present the 2008 Georgian-Russian conflict in the spotlight of the New York Times and the Washington   Post and identify the trends reported by the US press about the event. In our research we used content analysis method. The subject of the study was the New York Times and The Washington Post August 5-12.

Index Terms—American Press, Russia, Georgia, war of 2008, USA.

The authors are with the Caucasus International University 0141, Tbilisi, Georgia (e-amil: nanaparinos@ciu.edu.ge).

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Cite: Tsitsino Bukia and Nana Parinos , "usso-Georgian war of 2008 in the Spotlight of the New York Times and the Washington Post," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 208-212, 2022.


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