The reflection of the independence of the Belgian Congo in 1960 in the Belgian press.

Aldemir, Şımel Deniz (2016) The reflection of the independence of the Belgian Congo in 1960 in the Belgian press. Other thesis, TED Ankara Koleji.

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The reason I chose to make an extended essay about “The reflections of the independence of Congo in 1960 in the Belgian Press” is my curiousity about the events occurred at those times.Analyzing the press and how they reflected the same situation from different perspectives assisted me to track the pulse of the public. The independence move in Belgian Congo was reflected in Belgium in mostly a negative tone, creating barriers between people to understand and realize the reality. I used different newspapers: La Soir and Le Libre Belgique as resources which provided me with various chances to have an overall opinion about the issue. I divided this essay into sections which firstly briefs out the independence and the period, then analyzing the press. I believe it is fundamental to have background information in order to have a concrete view about this period. It is also a fact that independence of the Belgian Congo had an outstanding figure, Patrice Lumumba, who is mentioned I a whole section, since the Belgian Press used it’s all power to mispresent him. All in all, this essay mainly focuses on the press and it is crucial to mention that recources in Dutch were also used as guidance. On the other hand, translation of those documents and newspapers were difficult. That is why French newspapers have been picked mostly.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Additional Information: Advisor: Tümay Timuçin
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
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Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2016 12:32
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2016 12:32

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