Media and Terrorism
- Des Freedman - Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
- Daya Kishan Thussu - Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Political Communication | Terrorism | Terrorism
- 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.
This text is highly relevant to the post 9/11 era of terrorism and the role of the media in shaping attitudes and focusing agendas. It has less of a bearing on conflicts which preceded the explosive growth of social media and digital communications.
I'm using this book in the international journalism course for MA students. It is highly relevant as it offers a global dimension to the study of media and terrorism.
Ahmed Al-Rawi, Erasmus University Rotterdam
I am using selections from this book in my course packet of supplemental readings. It is very applicable to my course in Global Media Advocacy, as well as to a prep course I teach for students doing field work in Hong Kong.
The book gives a good introductory overview of the different means of communication within irregular warfare. It is neatly broken down into a logical series of topics that are represented in the different parts of the publication. This book shall be used on the new course that shall start in 2013, Mass Media and War: Information, Perception and Influence in 21st Century Conflict.
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.
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An interesting book well written but not what I was looking for.
Media and Terrorism, co-edited by Des Freedman and Daya Kisha Thussi, is incisive and an added voice regarding the way terrorism is framed in the media.
The book is particularly interesting in the way it looks beyond what the media would have people to believe, especially about people of Islamic faith.
It will be an interesting book for students of media and society who would like have a deeper and varied views about terrorism.
An excellent text that covers not only how the media cover acts of terrorism but also how terror groups can manipulate the media.