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 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 a perfect student text and is an essential handbook on the dynamics of war and the media in a global context.

Asylum-Seeker Issues as Political Spectacle

Asylum-seeker issues as political spectacle

Lynch et al's chapter uses critical discourse analysis to assess how news stories concerning asylum seekers have been used in the Australian media as sources of hope and fear in the age of the ‘war on terror’. Pursuing the notion that popular news narratives function as mediated political spectacles, the authors present the results of a survey where audiences were presented with two types of asylum story: one modelled on ‘peace journalism’, the other on ‘war journalism’. They argue that while ‘peace journalism’ attempts to include the voices of all participants in order to increase empathy with the ‘other’, ‘war journalism’ – with its strident and largely uncritical targeting of the ‘other’ – actually increases feelings ...

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