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weak in comparison to states; however, their local adversaries also tend to be relatively weak. Their distant adversaries (in the case of al Qaeda, this would include Western states) are stronger in military terms, though they are less so when engaging in warfare on the insurgents’ home territories. Some insurgent groups are carrying out a form of “transnational guerrilla warfare”145 and producing their own media in the process. Others are advocating for an identity group which they claim to represent. In contrast, the causes may be more political than economic in

in The role of terrorism in twenty-first-century warfare
From starving children to satirical saviours

questions to the social networking site Facebook as the starting point of this chapter. Facebook was founded in the United States in 2004 as a network for Harvard University students to share ‘social’ information. In 2005, the network was open to other US educational institutions, corporate professionals and in the following year was made public. 12 Checking social networking sites has now become part of

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
The Marshall Plan films about Greece

case studies, such as Ireland, Austria and Italy, and an emphasis on narratives of reconstruction, productivity and national identity. 14 The case of Greece and the humanitarian narratives of the MP films at large have been underexplored so far. By concentrating on the MP films about Greece, my aim is to correlate their discourse of reconstruction with the narrative of humanitarianism and to

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
Journalism practice, risk and humanitarian communication

: Sage , 2004 ); M. Deuze , ‘ What is Journalism? Professional Identity and Ideology of Journalists Reconsidered ’, Journalism , 6 : 4 ( 2005 ), pp. 442 – 64 ; B. McNair , The Sociology of Journalism ( Oxford : Oxford University Press , 1998 ). 44 S. Maras , Objectivity in Journalism ( Cambridge : Polity

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
Open Access (free)
Television and the politics of British humanitarianism

land where destitution and death are not only widespread, but have become a normal part of everyday life. As Dimbleby states, ‘these people are now without hope. They’ve seen mothers and fathers and sons and daughters, weaken and die. Now family by family they await the same end’. The powerful opening shot is followed by an extended discussion between Dimbleby and one of the few medical professionals at

in Global humanitarianism and media culture