Book Announcement: Reporting the Attacks on Dubrovnik in 1991, and the Recognition of Croatia

Reporting the Attacks on Dubrovnik in 1991, and the Recognition of Croatia now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Hardback, pp210, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Reporting the Attacks on Dubrovnik in 1991, and the Recognition of Croatia, edited by Renaud de la Brosse and Mato Brautović.

This collection brings together 13 papers by 16 authors presented at the international conference “Reporting on attacks on Dubrovnik and recognition of Croatia”, held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, in October 2011. It provides a combined scientific and practical overview of the role of the media and journalists during the attack on Dubrovnik in autumn 1991 by the federal army (JNA) and Montenegrin reservists. This book represents a primary source of information about the propaganda war waged during the conflict between Croatia and Serbia in 1991, because some of the contributors were practical journalists and ministers during the events of that year. The book is structured in three parts: global media, international relations, and strategic communication during wartime; the example of Dubrovnik, and the practices of wartime reporting from the Dubrovnik area; and media analysis on the subject of war in Dubrovnik and Croatia.

In the first part, the book examines the impact of the attack on Dubrovnik and the recognition of Croatia by the international community, the strategic steps taken by the Croatian government in the media/propaganda war, and the role of the Diaspora in winning over the international public to favour the Croatian side.

To read a full summary of the book and to read a 30-page sample extract, which includes the table of contents, please visit the following link:

Cambridge Scholars is currently offering a generous discount on this book as part of the World Press Freedom Day promotion, and it can be bought direct from the publishers for £31.00 reduced from the list price of £61.99.

To take advantage of this offer, please visit and enter the code PRESS17 at checkout or contact Cambridge Scholars Publishing at This offer will expire on 31st May, 2017.

Reporting the Attacks on Dubrovnik in 1991, and the Recognition of Croatia can be purchased directly from Cambridge Scholars, through Amazon and other online retailers, or through our global network of distributors. Our partners include Bertram, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, YBP, Inspirees and MHM Limited. An e-book version will be available for purchase through the Google Play store in due course.

For further information on placing an order for this title, please contact

About the Editors

Dr Renaud de La Brosse is Professor of Media and Communication Studies with a specialisation in journalism at Linnaesu University, Sweden. His research is mainly related to the role of the media and journalists during the process of transition to a democracy and in crisis situations such as war and armed conflict.

Dr Mato Brautović is Associate Professor at the Department of Mass Communication at the University of Dubrovnik, Croatia. He is the author of several online journalism textbooks and many chapters, and scientific papers in professional journals in the fields of journalism, digital methods, social media, and mobile technologies. He has previously worked as a Lecturer at the College of Journalism and Communication at the University of Florida, USA, and as Guest Professor at the University of Montenegro and Linnaeus University, Sweden.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s