Terror

Reporting Terror: new ideas needed

Terror is a brutal, murderous, violent physical phenomenon but it is essentially a media act. Without publicity, the act of extreme violence is pointless. So what is the responsibility of those who give the terrorist the oxygen of publicity? Not just journalists but also those who run social networks and the citizens who fill those platforms?

I am writing a paper […]

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Brussels: reporting the horrible truth

The horrible truth is that ISIS has got what it wanted today: huge publicity for its cause and a dramatic incursion into the consciousness of western publics and politicians. Paradoxically, it has achieved that thanks to our free media. A news media that has covered the Brussels atrocities in extraordinary full and graphic detail, breaking the news with incredible alacrity and […]

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Tonight We Mourn

By LSE Student Joelle Eid @joelleeid

 

On my first day in London, at my LSE student hall in east London, I met Clémence. The second she knew I was Lebanese, her face lit up with excitement and she reminded me why home was so special. She had just come back from a four-month internship in Beirut and she had fallen […]

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November 14th, 2015|Featured, Student blogs|1 Comment|

Charlie Hebdo and the Other Within (guest blog)

This article by LSE Media and Communications Associate Professor Dr Bart Cammaerts

A few days after the horror, brutalism and destruction there is a slowly growing some space for some degree of rationalization of what happened last week. I have two main observations to make here: first and inevitably, freedom of speech needs to be discussed and contextualized, second coinciding […]

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Citizen terrorism: the Paris killings and networked media

This article  is by LSE student and Polis Silverstone Scholar Milan Dinic (@MilanDinic1)

The tragic killings which took place in a magazine office and a grocery store in Paris show a shift in the relationship between terror and media. It reflects the increasing domination of citizen/networked journalism over mainstream news media, and the rise of something which I would call citizen terrorism.

Terrorists have always sought ways […]

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