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terrorism

Subject: History

The calculated use of violence or threat of violence to inculcate fear. Terrorism is intended to coerce or intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally ...

Muammar al- Qaddafi

Muammar al- Qaddafi  

(1942–2011)Libyan statesman and colonel, chairman of the Revolutionary Council (1969–77) and president of Libya (1977–2011).Born in Sirte, the son of a nomadic family, Gaddafi received a ...
Pakistan

Pakistan  

Asia's great underachiever. Democracy has yet to take hold and now the country is under attack from terrorists.Pakistan has four main geographical regions. First, in the far north is the Hindu Kush ...
multiculturalism

multiculturalism  

As a descriptive term, multiculturalism refers to the coexistence of people with many cultural identities in a common state, society, or community. As a prescriptive term, it is associated with ...
anarchism

anarchism  

The doctrine associated with Godwin, Bakunin, Proudhon, and others, that human communities can and should flourish without government. Voluntary cooperation should replace the coercive machinery of ...
violence

violence  

For Greece see hubris; reciprocity (greece). For Rome see vis.
conflict

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A Dictionary of Journalism

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
60 words

...conflict A disagreement, dispute, row , or fight. Reporting on conflicts ranging from wars and terrorism to strikes and even divorces is one of the staple functions of journalism but can also be a major area of contention, with claims of bias , censorship , and self-censorship flying in different directions. See also broadcast ban ; peace journalism ; war reporting...

internet regulation

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
146 words

...country, ranging from selective to pervasive filtering . In the UK, some of the functions this is intended to serve include the protection of children, of intellectual property , and of consumer rights; political censorship is mainly concerned with countering incitement to terrorism or racial hatred. Official sanctions include access blocking, takedowns, and domain suspensions, often with very little transparency , accountability, or public oversight. See also censorship ; freedom of the press ; free speech . ...

comedy

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A Dictionary of Film Studies

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
668 words

...US, 1964 ) is considered a classic, and satire figures also in Eastern European animation . Black comedy (a comedic form that reverses expectations, being dark in tone and refusing happy endings), as in Four Lions ( Christopher Morris , UK, 2010 ), a comedy about Islamic terrorism. Comedy is also found in hybrid form, or as a constitutive element, in almost all other genres, including the western , horror film, thriller , musical , and so on; animation is also a key genre with a strong comedy element. The difficulty of pinning down, or classifying,...

New German Cinema

New German Cinema   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Film Studies

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
624 words

... ( Der Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter/The Goalkeeper's Fear of the Penalty , 1971 ); Werner Herzog ( Fata Morgana , 1970 ). Prominent themes in New German Cinema include the problems faced by migrant workers ( Gastarbeiter ) coming from Turkey to West Germany; urban terrorism (this was the era of the Baader-Meinhof group); contemporary memories of the Nazi past; the role of US cultural imperialism in shaping postwar West German society; and issues of gender . By the late 1970s half the feature films made in West Germany were deemed to be of the New...

Algeria, film in

Algeria, film in   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Film Studies

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
758 words

...such as Rachida ( Yamina Chouikh, Algeria/France , 2002 ), Les suspects / The Suspects ( Kamel Dahane, Algeria/Belgium , 2004 ) and El Manara/The Beacon ( Belkacem Hadjaj , 2005 ), which show the younger generation trying to make sense of the political violence and terrorism of the 1980s and 1990s. Tariq Teguia and Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche are establishing themselves as important directors, and recent work by Lyes Salem and Amor Hakkar—the latter the director of the Berber-language feature La maison jaune/The Yellow House (Algeria/France, 2009...

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