Thursday, 20 March 2008

Lynndie England, the former Abu Ghraib guard blames the media

In Wired here Lynndie England, the former Abu Ghraib guard whose face became a symbol in 2004 for everything that went wrong with the Iraq War, has blamed the media for the prisoner abuse scandal that brought shame to the military in interview (here) with the German news magazine Stern (the interview is in English).

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I am director of the Media and Persuasive Communication (MPC) network at Bangor University where I also lecture on political-economy of the media. I am currently working on a book provisionally titled Deconstructing Privacy for Peter Lang and leading two empirical projects in connection with privacy perception and the use of new media for smoking cessation. I am author of Creativity and Advertising: Affect, Events and Process (Routledge, 2013); The Mood of Information: A Critique of Behavioural Advertising (Continuum, 2011); and Digital Advertising (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2009). Please contact me at if you are interested in Ph.D supervision or consultancy services.