Terrorism in the Media

Terrorism in the Media

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Breast Cancer, Wound Healing, Terrorism

Episode: Breast Cancer, Wound Healing, Terrorism

  • Apr 1, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 30:22 mins

(1:14:30) Guest: Amos Guiora, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for Global Justice at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, the University of Utah Iraq's military today is declaring victory over the group calling itself the Islamic State in Tikrit, after a weeks-long offensive to rid the city of the extremist group. Iraq's Defense Minister pronounced the victory in a video statement. In the last few days, as the offensive in Tikrit intensified, The Islamic State released a video of its own – yet another of the notorious execution videos, known for their high production values, multiple camera angles and brutality. Today we're asking about the increasing role of social media and the internet in terrorism today - and perhaps more importantly, what role the media plays - or should play - in reporting on terror now that groups like the Islamic State can disseminate its own propaganda on YouTube and Twitter, without relying on TV stations to broadcast the videos.