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 […]

November 14th, 2015|Featured, Student blogs|0 Comments|

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 […]


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 […]


The right response to Charlie Hebdo: fear and humanity

Today I started research on a documentary about how journalists should deal with the surfeit of frightening, horrific news in our lives: then along comes the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

[This article has been updated with links to other pieces at the end]

I am sure it’s not just journalists who feel viscerally appalled by this very deliberate, callous, meticulous and brutal act […]


Today we are all Osama: Jihadists’ reaction to Bin Laden’s death (guest blog)

One of Al Qaeda’s most potent tools is the Internet. It acts as a communication and recruitment platform for the loose network of  ‘jihadist’ activists and their supporters around the world. Mina Al-Lami is a research fellow at the LSE who has been monitoring these sites over the last few years. Here is her fascinating account of the way they […]