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Reflections on Ukraine’s Conflicting Story in the Media

In a situation where information is being used as a weapon, the media in Ukraine and Russia has not presented a clear picture of events, their causes, or their consequences.

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The (Mis)calculated Risks of Freedom From Torture’s Awareness Campaign

Despite its ability to capture the public’s attention, FFT’s well-intentioned campaign inadvertently harmed rather than helped its clients.

Anxiety in The British Media Portrayals of Schoolgirls Heading for Syria

Anxiety in The British Media Portrayals of Schoolgirls Heading for Syria

With so little to go on, the media are left to construct their own version of events, filling in the silence left by the girls with a cacophony of possible explanations.

Religious Identities and the Escalation of Conflict between ISIS and the West

Religious Identities and the Escalation of Conflict between ISIS and the West

The impact achieved by ISIS through the use of new media serves to escalate the conflicts with the West and shape the religious identities of their target audience.

Edited Collection – Popular Culture and World Politics

Edited Collection – Popular Culture and World Politics

This edited collection offers a holistic approach to an exciting field of research and contributes to the establishment of Pop Culture and World Politics as a sub-discipline of International Relations.

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Review – Cities at the End of the World

Even if political categories are sometimes taken for granted, Lorenzo’s text shows how rich an engagement with literature can be to a critical reflection on politics.

There Aren’t Any Moderate Muslims in France

There Aren’t Any Moderate Muslims in France

Charlie Hebdo has often played the role of public conscience in France, raising important concerns, lashing out at social injustice, and parodying public idiocy.

War in Video Games – Between Reality and Entertainment

War in Video Games – Between Reality and Entertainment

Entertainment is not, and should not need to be, education. It is the responsibility of any society to ensure that its members are capable of separating the two.

BBC and Genocide in Rwanda: Conflict of Competence over Post-Genocide Narrative

BBC and Genocide in Rwanda: Conflict of Competence over Post-Genocide Narrative

Told or untold, known or unknown, the story of the Rwandan genocide still rouses raw passions and powerful emotions.

Video Games and the Simulation of International Conflict

Video Games and the Simulation of International Conflict

As with other media, games are open to multiple interpretations and can be politically significant in different ways depending on which interpretations they can sustain.

The Role of Victimisation in the Vietnam-China War of Words

The Role of Victimisation in the Vietnam-China War of Words

Analysis of Vietnamese and Chinese mass media reveals how the narrative of victimization is an important tool for gaining international support in the current dispute.

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