Anonymous, 5 Jul 2020
Research on Middle East, Islam and digital media
keyword: terrorism
El Zein, Hatem, The intersection of interests between Al-Jazeera and Al-Qaida in the era of “War on Terror”. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, volume: 2, issue: 4, October - 2012 abstract full text PDF
Karadsheh, Chandler , Terrorism Online: The Web’s Role in Radicalization. OODA Loop, December 6, 2012 abstract full text

New Book: Understanding Terrorism in the Age of Global Media: A Communication Approach

The book dispels some widespread myths as: the idea that new recruits into the ranks of al Qaeda are 'radicalized' by a 'narrative of grievance'; that the removal of extremist websites should be a priority; that 'we' can 'rewrite' terrorists' propaganda; that being a 'global brand' is a source of strength for al Qaeda.

New Issue of the Journal of African Media Studies Focuses on the Media Coverage of "the War on Terror" in Africa

The Journal of African Media Studies released its new issue (Vol. 4, Issue 1, 2012), edited by Winston Mano from the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) at the University of Westminster. This issue focuses on the media coverage of "the war on terror" in Africa.

New Book: Islam, Security and Television News

Focusing on British, French and Russian television news coverage of Islam as a security threat, the book synthesizes approaches from political science and cultural studies, providing the comparative, interdisciplinary account of how television broadcasting integrates discourses on Islam into distinct, nationally oriented, representational systems.

New Report: Jihadism on the Web

The General Intelligence and Security Service (Algemene Inlichtingen- en Veiligheidsdienst, AIVD), an agency under the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations of the Netherlands, recently released its report "Jihadism on the Web: A breeding ground for Jihad in the modern age". The AIVD publication "aims to increase understanding of online Jihadism and to contribute to an accurate assessment of this virtual threat."

Book: Radicalisation and Media: Connectivity and Terrorism in the New Media Ecology

This book examines the circulation and effects of radical discourse by analysing the role of mass media coverage in promoting or hindering radicalisation and acts of political violence. There is a new environment of conflict in the post-9/11 age, in which there appears to be emerging threats to security and stability in the shape of individuals and groups holding or espousing radical views about religion, ideology, often represented in the media as oppositional to Western values. This book asks what, if anything is new about these radicalising discourses, how and why they relate to political acts of violence and terror, and what the role of the mass media is in promoting or hindering them.

TV Coverage of 9/11 Attacks in Online Digital Archive

The Internet Archive, a non-profit library founded in 1996, launched its online project Understanding 9/11: A Television News Archive, "a library of news coverage of the events of 9/11/2001 and their aftermath as presented by U.S. and international broadcasters". It offers around 3,000 hours of TV news and shows broadcasted from September 11 to September 17.

Bin Laden's Death Recreated in Video Game

Kuma Games, a US-based computer video games developer, launched its latest online Kuma War II's episode that allows gamers to raid the notorious compound in Abbottabad and kill Osama Bin Laden. Kuma War is a series of more than 100 missions recreating real-life military events, mainly those related to the War on Terror. The game is a first-person shooter and a multi-player with possibility to play the role of US Navy SEAL soldiers or Bin Ladin's guards.

New Book: Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It

Cutting the Fuse offers a wealth of new knowledge about the origins of suicide terrorism and strategies to stop it. Robert A. Pape and James K. Feldman have examined every suicide terrorist attack worldwide from 1980 to 2009. Their work fundamentally changes how we understand the root causes of the most important terrorist campaigns today and reveals why the War on Terror has been ultimately counterproductive.
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