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Media and Terrorism

Media and Terrorism
Global Perspectives

Edited by:
  • Des Freedman - Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
  • Daya Kishan Thussu - Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, University of Westminster, UK, Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University, Beijing, Co-Director, India Media Centre, University of Westminster, London, UK

December 2011 | 336 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"This is an excellent source which puts students in the heart of the contemporary discussion and encourages them to form opinions. It is a great resource for seminars as well as gateways to research."
- Paul Matthews, University College Birmingham

"An excellent text that covers not only how the media cover acts of terrorism but also how terror groups can manipulate the media."
- David Lowe, Liverpool John Moores University

Have the media contributed to exacerbating the political, cultural and religious divides within Western societies and the world at large? How can media be deployed to enrich, not inhibit, dialogue? To what extent has the media, in all its forms, questioned, celebrated or simply accepted the unleashing of a 'war on terror'?

Media and Terrorism: Global Perspectives
brings together leading scholars to explore how the world's media have influenced, and in turn, been influenced by terrorism and the war on terror in the aftermath of 9/11. Accessible and user-friendly with lively and current case studies, it is an essential handbook on the dynamics of war and the media in a global context.
Des Freedman and Daya Kishan Thussu
Introduction: Dynamics of Media and Terrorism
Lena Jayyusi
Terror, War and Disjunctures in the Global Order
Christian Fuchs
Media, War and Information Technology
Philip Seib
Public Diplomacy Versus Terrorism
David Miller and Rizwaan Sabir
Propaganda and Terrorism
Toby Miller
Terrorism and Global Popular Culture
Oliver Boyd-Barrett, David Herrera and Jim Baumann
Hollywood, the CIA and the 'War on Terror'
Gholam Khiabany and Milly Williamson
Terror, Culture and Anti-Muslim Racism
Greg Philo
Pictures and Public Relations in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Daya Kishan Thussu
South Asia and the Frontline of the 'War on Terror'
Elena Vartanova and Olga Smirnova
Covering Terrorism in Russian Media
Stig A. Nohrstedt and Rune Ottosen
WikiLeaks and War Laws
Tristan Mattelart
Television and Immigration in France
Helga Tawil-Souri
The 'War on Terror' in Arab Media
Justin Lewis
Terrorism and News Narratives
Jake Lynch, Annabel McGoldrick and Alex Russell
Asylum Seekers as Political Spectacle
Dahr Jamail
Media Myth and Ground Reality in Reporting from Iraq
Danny Schechter
Challenging the Media War

An excellent text that covers not only how the media cover acts of terrorism but also how terror groups can manipulate the media.

Dr David Lowe
School of Law, Liverpool John Moores University
January 30, 2012

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