Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Der Derian Reviews 'War Porn' in Newsweek

May 9, 2010

The spread of violent videos from Afghanistan and Iraq on the Internet represents a break with past practice, according to a recent Newsweek article, “Carnage.com.” Combat images used to be captured and disseminated by only a handful of professionals. But now, Institute Professor James Der Derian says in the article that “there’s a new order.” And, “unlike the photograph, the moving image creates a feeling that it more accurately depicts what it is representing, whether it does or not."

His remarks were republished widely, from the New York Daily News to DailyIndia.com.