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Marc Martin

French Special Correspondents during the Russian-Japanese War

Le Temps des médias n°4, printemps 2005, p.22-33

The figure of the ‘war correspondent’ asserted itself gradually in the French media through a process that started with the coverage of the Balkan wars and culminated with the coverage of the Russo-Japanese War, which gained it professional recognition. This development ended the French media’s heavy dependence on military sources, telegrams and foreign articles for information on foreign wars. The beginning of the Russo-Japanese War in 1904 witnessed, the first time that a dozen special correspondents were sent to cover events at the other end of the world from France. DrapeauFrancais

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