Journalism, Justice, and the Transnational Community

Slavko Gajevic


This article analyzes how newspaper editorials on the Yugoslav conflicts of the 1990s contributed to the modern understanding of the transnational community. During these conflicts, the notion of the transnational community was conceptualized and realized as a distinctive and functional collective subjectivity. This study found that journalists, in their coverage on armed conflicts, conceptualize the transnational community primarily as a discursive community. This discursive nature enables members of different national or local communities to join the transnational community in an active deliberation of justice.


newspaper editorial, armed conflict, transnational community, justice

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