Data is now publicly available from the ESRC-funded project, Shifting Securities: News Cultures Before and Beyond the 2003 Iraq War. This qualitative study includes approximately 145 interviews, focus groups and ethnographic reports with news publics in different UK cities, and 30 interviews and focus groups with military and government policymakers, BBC and Channel 4 newsmakers, and various security "elites", from 2004-2007. To request access to the data, click here for the project page at the UK Data Archive. This is rich data from an important period for security, legitimacy and multiculturalism in the UK.
We would welcome researchers making use of it. We also invite opportunities for comparative research (contact M.Gillespie@open.ac.uk or Ben.OLoughlin@rhul.ac.uk).