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How Do Non-Governmental Organizations Influence Media Coverage of Conflict? The Case of the Syrian Conflict, 2011-2014. / Meyer, Christoph; Sangar, Eric; Michaels, Eva.

In: Media, War & Conflict, Vol. 11, No. 1, 01.03.2018, p. 149-171.

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Meyer, C, Sangar, E & Michaels, E 2018, 'How Do Non-Governmental Organizations Influence Media Coverage of Conflict? The Case of the Syrian Conflict, 2011-2014', Media, War & Conflict, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 149-171. https://doi.org/10.1177/1750635217727309

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Meyer, C., Sangar, E., & Michaels, E. (2018). How Do Non-Governmental Organizations Influence Media Coverage of Conflict? The Case of the Syrian Conflict, 2011-2014. Media, War & Conflict, 11(1), 149-171. https://doi.org/10.1177/1750635217727309

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Meyer C, Sangar E, Michaels E. How Do Non-Governmental Organizations Influence Media Coverage of Conflict? The Case of the Syrian Conflict, 2011-2014. Media, War & Conflict. 2018 Mar 1;11(1):149-171. https://doi.org/10.1177/1750635217727309

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Meyer, Christoph ; Sangar, Eric ; Michaels, Eva. / How Do Non-Governmental Organizations Influence Media Coverage of Conflict? The Case of the Syrian Conflict, 2011-2014. In: Media, War & Conflict. 2018 ; Vol. 11, No. 1. pp. 149-171.

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