Fukushima Through the Prism of Chernobyl: How Newspapers in Europe and Russia Used Past Nuclear Accidents

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Fukushima Through the Prism of Chernobyl: How Newspapers in Europe and Russia Used Past Nuclear Accidents. / Perko, Tanja; Prezelj, Iztok; Cantone, Marie Claire; Oughton, Deborah; Tomkiv, Y.; Gallego, Eduardo.

In: Environmental Communication, 09.04.2018, p. 1-19.

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Perko, T, Prezelj, I, Cantone, MC, Oughton, D, Tomkiv, Y & Gallego, E 2018, 'Fukushima Through the Prism of Chernobyl: How Newspapers in Europe and Russia Used Past Nuclear Accidents', Environmental Communication, pp. 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1080/17524032.2018.1444661

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Perko, T., Prezelj, I., Cantone, M. C., Oughton, D., Tomkiv, Y., & Gallego, E. (2018). Fukushima Through the Prism of Chernobyl: How Newspapers in Europe and Russia Used Past Nuclear Accidents. Environmental Communication, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1080/17524032.2018.1444661

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Perko T, Prezelj I, Cantone MC, Oughton D, Tomkiv Y, Gallego E. Fukushima Through the Prism of Chernobyl: How Newspapers in Europe and Russia Used Past Nuclear Accidents. Environmental Communication. 2018 Apr 9;1-19. https://doi.org/10.1080/17524032.2018.1444661

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Perko, Tanja ; Prezelj, Iztok ; Cantone, Marie Claire ; Oughton, Deborah ; Tomkiv, Y. ; Gallego, Eduardo. / Fukushima Through the Prism of Chernobyl: How Newspapers in Europe and Russia Used Past Nuclear Accidents. In: Environmental Communication. 2018 ; pp. 1-19.

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