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Mitigating the Impact of Media Reporting of Terrorism: Countering Terrorism through Media in Egypt

03 Mar 2021
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How has the media landscape changed in the past decades? And to what extent has this been affected by the change in governments throughout the years? The latest report in the Strategic Communications project seeks to answer these questions. Furthermore, it delves deeper into the culture of media reporting on terrorism in Egypt.

This report is part of a wider project, led by the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) – the Hague, and funded by the EU Devco on “Mitigating the Impact of Media Reporting of Terrorism”. This project aims to produce evidence-based guidance and capacity building outputs based on original, context-sensitive research into the risks and opportunities in media reporting of terrorism and terrorist incidents. The role of reporting on terrorism has been under investigated. Additionally, this is an underutilised dimension of a holistic counter-terrorism strategy. In fact, how the media reports on terrorism has the potential to impact counter-terrorism (CT) perspective positively or negatively.