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Waarheid & (Zelf)Censuur. Een Vijf-Landen-Studie Van Militaire Afghanistan Autobiografieën., Esmeralda Kleinreesink Jan 2013

Waarheid & (Zelf)Censuur. Een Vijf-Landen-Studie Van Militaire Afghanistan Autobiografieën., Esmeralda Kleinreesink

Esmeralda Kleinreesink

For soldier-authors in any western country, it is very important to explicitly assure their audiences that what they write is the truth (either subjective (35%) or objective (22%). They provide truth guarantees to substantiate this claim, the most important one being their own or someone else's memory (41%). This is despite the fact that they also explicitly perform self-censorship, for example by anonymising names (84% of the disclaimers) or black barring photos (34%). In every one of the countries researched (Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, United States and Canada) at least one author mentions having been censored by their own ...