1887

oa Communicare : Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa - The media and security forces: is a joint strategy possible?

Volume 5, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0259-0069

 

Abstract

Guerrilla action is inherently political, and its main weapon is not bullets, but publicity. Terror is simply a callous continuation of this theme of embarrassment through bad publicity. One of the goals of terror is to receive maximum publicity for the activities of a political group. Because the intent of terror is to generate maximum publicity from it, it puts the authorities, the security forces and the media before a painful dilemma: when acts of terrorism are purposefully being suppressed, it causes unrest and unease within a democratic society. The media are continually struggling with this problem. How do you maintain credibility without contributing to symbolic and Instrumental violence?

Loading full text...

Full text loading...

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/comcare/5/1/AJA02590069_67
1986-01-01
2016-12-11

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error