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Why the media is right to focus on Osama Bin Laden the man

Beckett, Charlie (2011) Why the media is right to focus on Osama Bin Laden the man. POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (02 May 2011). Blog.

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Abstract

A lot of sensible people are telling us not to assume that Al Queda is fatally damaged now that it’s most prominent leader has been killed. They worry that if we focus in on the man, we may ignore the wider terrorist movement. The media often gets accused of personalising issues and it’s clear from the American newspaper front pages and public protests in the States that this is happening. Osama Bin Laden has come to embody this whole period of the so-called War On Terror as a pariah or hero.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/
Additional Information: © 2011 The Author(s)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 17 May 2017 13:05
Last Modified: 17 May 2017 13:10
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/77458

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