Media coverage of terrorism ‘leads to further violence’

Violence, so the saying goes, begets violence. Now evidence is emerging that suggests even the reporting of violence can trigger further attacks. Research has found that sensationalist media coverage of acts of terrorism results in more such acts being committed.

The study will prompt further debate about how the international media responds to atrocities. It also raises the possibility that media reports about a terrorist act can be viewed as a “warning” that follow-on attacks will be perpetrated in the near future.


Reading between the lines – this is a don’t report Muslim terrorism propaganda piece.

  • Islamic theology causes terrorism.

    Search for as many other scapegoats as you want.

    Without Islam the world would be a much better place.

  • Millie_Woods

    If the media quit looking for ‘root causes’ of terrorism and gleefully reported on how many bastards we’ve killed and deported, it would greatly reduce the number of terrorist attacks. But they’re not the Fourth Estate they imagine themselves to be, they’re more like a fifth column.