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Brussels: reporting the horrible truth

Beckett, Charlie (2016) Brussels: reporting the horrible truth. POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (22 Mar 2016). Blog.

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Abstract

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 admirable professionalism. And it is our vibrant social networks that have amplified the coverage and brought it intimately to anyone with an Internet connection. So our rich media has rewarded, at least in the short term, the terrorist.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 12 May 2017 09:57
Last Modified: 12 May 2017 09:57
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/76690

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