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Why Terrorists Need the Media: A Continuing Education Lecture with Brigitte Nacos

Over-coverage by the media of terrorist attacks may provide an incentive to terrorists, said Brigitte Nacos, associate professor of political science at Columbia. In a recent lecture offered through Continuing Education, Nacos discussed how terrorists depend on the media to inform the world of their deeds. Nacos also addressed how terrorism has changed over the past several decades and why the west is having such a problem with terrorism now.

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Published: Nov. 30, 2001
Last modified:Sep 18, 2002