Presidential Web sites and the Georgian-Russian War, 8-16 August 2008

  • Robert W. Vaagan Oslo University College, Norway
Keywords: Presidential websites

Abstract

During the war between Georgia and Russia, 8-16 August 2008, the Web sites of Presidents Mikheil Saakashvili and Dmitry Medvedev were used actively to promote their countries´ conflicting views on the war. This article considers the structure of the two Web sites, their use during the war and their place in the media systems of Georgia and Russia.

Author Biography

Robert W. Vaagan, Oslo University College, Norway
Associate Professor, PhD Faculty of Journalism, Library and Information Science
Published
2009-08-22
How to Cite
Vaagan, R. W. (2009). Presidential Web sites and the Georgian-Russian War, 8-16 August 2008. First Monday, 14(9). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v14i9.2621