Media e (ciber)terrorismo: amigos dilectos ou aliados involuntários?

Translated title of the contribution: Media and (cyber)terrorism: close friends or involuntary allies?

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This paper dwells on the symbiotic relationship between the media and (cyber) terrorism. Assuming that communication is a key feature in terms of the publicizing and fuelling of terrorism, it discusses whether the media
are still the terrorists’ best friends or mere unintentional allies. The work concludes that the success of the terrorist attempts is still dependent upon the publicity offered by the media, although there are signs of a progressive de-territorialisation of the terrorism to the digital platforms, repossessing the conventional functions of traditional media and complemented with new
competencies. Indeed, au lieu of a terrific cyber-terrorist weapon, the internet assumes itself as a powerful tool skillfully employed by terrorists to coordinate and cyber-planning, which is becoming its current pivotal online potential.
Translated title of the contributionMedia and (cyber)terrorism: close friends or involuntary allies?
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)89-104
JournalNação e Defesa
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


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