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Atoms and empty space : media and the most dangerous scientific experiments in Australia

Tynan, Elizabeth Rosemary

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This thesis examines aspects of the British nuclear tests in Australia to draw conclusions about the role played by media scientific literacy in the conduct of democratic government. Democracy cannot function fully if media practitioners do not recognise scientific knowledge as being central to investigating and reporting on issues of national importance and therefore do not develop their knowledge bases and frame their activities accordingly. This principle is illustrated by an examination of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/150255
DOI: 10.25911/5d611b2a18743
Access Rights: Open Access

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