Media, War and Terrorism: Responses from the Middle East and by Van Der Veer

By Van Der Veer

This number of essays covers the media and public debate measurement of the occasions of 9-11 and past, from the perspective of center japanese and Asian nations. the 1st a part of the e-book offers with using the media as an software of war, the becoming value of faith, the emergence of transnational media and a transnational public sphere and the connection among the West and the remainder of the area. the second one a part of the booklet comprises 9 case experiences in terms of diversified components of the center East and Asian international, all with a robust empirical concentration, whereas even as elaborating the book's theoretical issues.

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They also have the civilizational resources to suggest other possible forms of modernity, of economy, of politics, and of civil society. These global projects are in general peaceful, but if Western civilization is spread by the sword one should not be surprised by violent responses. This essay has tried to come to a better understanding of the connection between the virtual and the virtuous. In 1961, President Eisenhower spoke in his 20 Peter van der Veer Farewell Address to the Nation about the military–industrial complex as a threat to democracy.

But, if so, Atta, like many others, followed a path first laid out in the ‘Modern West’. (Fleischacker 2001) 18 Peter van der Veer The strong presence of engineers and scientists in Muslim fundamentalist movements which is noted in work on Iran, Turkey, Indonesia, and Malaysia is indeed something that requires some thought, but it is not a separation of faith and science that allows them to participate in these movements. On the contrary, I would argue that specific affinities between spirituality and science allow this participation.

Masmoudi 1979: 183) The challenge represented by Third World countries led to extensive negotiations within the United Nations, with the United States (often but not always supported by its Western allies)1 propounding the centrality of a ‘free flow of information’ which served the interests of US and transnational media corporations, and the Eastern bloc along with many Third World nations focusing on the protection of national sovereignty. The result was a compromise described by British journalist Rosemary Righter as ‘a masterly exercise in squaring the circle’ – the adoption in 1978 by the UNESCO General Conference of ‘The Declaration of Fundamental Principles Concerning the Contribution of the Mass Media to Strengthening Peace and International Understanding, the Promotion of Human Rights and to Countering Racialism, Apartheid and Incitement to War’ (reprinted, Journal of Communication, 1979, 29(2): 190–191).

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