Cover Osteuropa 11/2008

In Osteuropa 11/2008

Conflict over Interpretation
The War in Georgia in German Print Media

Gemma Pörzgen

Deutsche Fassung


Charges that the German media is one-sided and critical in its reporting on Russia are widespread and were once again raised during the Georgian crisis during the summer of 2008. An analysis of Bild, Spiegel, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and Süddeutsche Zeitung shows that the journalistic work in these four periodicals varied greatly. There was no uniform tenor.

(Osteuropa 11/2008, pp. 79–96)