Über den Autor
Des Freedman is Reader in Communications and Cultural Studies in the Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the co-author (with James Curran and Natalie Fenton) of Misunderstanding the Internet (forthcoming 2011), author of The Politics of Media Policy (2008) and The Television Policies of the Labour Party, 1951-2001 (2003) and co-editor (with Daya Thussu) of War and the Media: Reporting Conflict 24/7 (2003). He is an editor of the Sage journal Global Media and Communication and a member of the research team in the Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre. Daya Kishan Thussu is Professor of International Communication and Co-Director of India Media Centre at the University of Westminster in London. He is the Founder and Managing Editor of the Sage journal Global Media and Communication. Among his main publications are: Electronic Empires (1998); International Communication - Continuity and Change, second edition (2006); War and the Media: Reporting Conflict 24/7 (2003); Media on the Move - Global Flow and Contra-flow (2007); News as Entertainment (2007) and Internationalizing Media Studies (2009). He is series editor for two Routledge book series: Internationalizing Media Studies and Advances in Internationalizing Media Studies.
"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.