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PROJECT TOPIC: EMPIRICAL TEST ON PEOPLE'S PERCEPTION OF RADIO MESSAGES ON ANTI VIOLENCE AND TERRORISM

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ABSTRACT     Reporting on terrorism presents a number of dilemmas and paradoxes to journalists, whose responsibility is to inform the public objectively, fairly and accurately. Thus, there are many unsettling questions on the ways the radio report terrorism, for which scholars of mass communication have not found absolute and definite answers. Such questions include whether or not the radio are accomplices to the aims of the terrorists, who crave cheap publicity; whether the media are not actually magnifying the threat and fear in people in the way they report terrorism instead of allaying their fear; and whether or not the media are really objective and accurate in the way they report terrorism and in their narrative and framing of terrorists.   These are the complex questions that this PAPER attempts to put into perspective with the aim of providing a personal viewpoint on how the media has been reporting terrorism. The aim of this PAPER is not to provide absolute answers to the questions because there can never be consensus on the complex issue of how the media report should report on terrorism. Rather, the PAPER sees that the theatrical and dramatic ways the media report terrorist acts encourage further violence.

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