Archive for February, 2010

9/11 Coverage and Norwegian Newspapers

Covering terrorism at the beginning of the 21st century is one of the greatest challenges media around the world are facing. Already “accustomed” to covering great natural disasters or wars, the media needed new skills to cover terrorism acts such as 9/11 attacks that changed the image of today’s world and influenced lives of their audience. And the development of this new set of knowledge was happening under the large pressure from the same audience mainly because of the fact which former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher formulated in the definition that “the publicity is the oxygen for terrorism”[1]. Read more

My Pen Pal: Aladin

Meet Aladin, he is a university student living in Sfax, Tunisia. I met him last summer while I was working as an English teacher at a language school in Sfax. Like myself, he is a member of AIESEC, an international organization run by youth that facilitates exchange and internships between over 100 countries in the world. We enjoyed speaking together at the cafe on many nights during my time in Tunisia, and I am looking forward to continuing those conversations through this new medium.

Forthcoming our reflections about “The Hurt Locker”

Forthcoming our reflections about Munich

Forthcoming our reflections on the film Bloody Sunday

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Terrorism and the Press

This blog is an integral part of a special section of Honors 394 Spring 2010, Arizona State University. Rather than a routine history course this dynamic, interactive seminar explores the interplay between terrorism and television, and other media sources on-line and in print. 26 students and their global pen pals comprise the bloggers. We welcome all to share their opinions, pertinent observations, insights, comments, feedback. Please post in a responsible manner.