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Looking behind the terror curtain: A developing world journalism perspective

Volume 12, Issue 2

September, 2006

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Seneviratne, K. (2006). Looking behind the terror curtain: A developing world journalism perspective. Pacific Journalism Review 12(2): 29-45.
Author(s): Kalinga Seneriratne
Publication date: 
September, 2006

This article explores and challenges the hypocrisy and misrepresentations surrounding Western media reportage of the global ‘war on terror’.  While the so-called Coalition of the Willing has introduced a rash of new anti-terror laws since 11 September 2001, many of the very freedoms which President Bush said the terrorists were out to destroy, have now been severely curtailed.  This article is also a critique of the dangers of anti-terrorism laws for media seeking to report a complex truth about nationalist struggles.