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Media’s Early Warning Effect: Deploying a Timelier Peacekeeping Operation Paperback – December 20, 2016

by Vassilia Orfanou (Author)

This book discusses the strong capacity of media to cover the early warning signs of a humanitarian crisis, which can result in the timelier authorization and deployment of a peacekeeping operation. The main hypothesis is that since mass media have the ability to transmit information; produce publicly constituted surveillance processes and influence public opinion, they can also support early warning signs of crises. This can be facilitated through real-time reporting and project development that will create a vigorous global network of human monitors to inspire popular support and the necessary pressure to deploy a peacekeeping operation. To support her hypothesis, the author has used both primary and secondary research, including the review & analysis of 21 books, 24 interviews, 134 survey respondents and 4 basic case studies - that of Somalia, Bosnia, Rwanda and FYROM.

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Product details

·         Paperback: 352 pages

·         Publisher: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (December 20, 2016)

·         Language: English

·         ISBN-10: 3330019980

·         ISBN-13: 978-3330019980

·         Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.8 x 8.7 inches

About the Author

Vassilia Orfanou ( is a highly accomplished and distinguished professional with over 19 years of experience in communications, PR, Media Relations, Diplomacy and International Relations.

She has cooperated with the European Investment Bank, the European Commission, Bloomberg LP, Costa Navarino, Deloitte, Ecorys, European Dynamics SA, alongside a series of PR agencies, Newswires and Newspapers globally.

She holds multiple degrees in Journalism, Media, Diplomacy and International Relations, with a specialisation in 360 Marketing and Communications, International Media and Public Relations and EU Project Management.

She is both a PhD and Post-Doc holder intersecting the domains of Media with Peacekeeping and Media diplomacy with Child-trafficking.

She is the author of the Book: The Media’s effect in the timelier deployment of Peacekeeping operations. 

She is also the Founder/CEO of, Luxembourg’s Diplomatic & Communications Institute that introduces an A.I. Media Diplomatic Service, driving the New Generation of eDiplomacy..