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  • Rebecca Bengtsson


In academia there is an increased wish to see more analytical attention being paid to images and visual communication, and one reason for this is the rapid changes that have taken place in terms of how images are disseminated throughout the world, and in particular in times of crisis. The constant live coverage of events in the world, both by the media and by citizens, is considered to put a new kind of pressure on policymakers and might in turn lead to faster decision-making. It is also putting pressure on the audience, requiring them to question the images they are exposed to – are they real or fake?

Author Biography

Rebecca Bengtsson
Rebecca Bengtsson is a ComDev alumna and former teacher who is currently pursuing a PhD in Media and Communication Studies at Helsinki University while working as a communication practitioner with the Temporary International Presence in Hebron, Palestine. E-mail: