InformaciĆ³n, incertidumbre y memoria: perpetradores en la estrategia de los atentados de Al-Qaeda e ISIS

Luis VERES


Abstract:

One of the extreme situations to which the journalistic information has been given since the 19th century is the coverage of terrorist attacks. The last decade is marked by the attacks derived from the conflict in Syria and the acquisition of part of the territory of Iraq and Syria by the self-styled Islamic State. This situation has favored the strategy of a war against some Western countries based on surprise and the consequent uncertainty caused by attacks that are difficult to foresee and practically impossible to avoid. The information of these attacks, as in the cases of Nice, Paris, London, involves challenging the media by putting them in a situation where the lack of images, rapid judgments and accelerated information are presented as the only way to inform. This work tries to reflect on this scenario that gives rise to a new mode of informative representation.

Keywords: ISIS; Al-Qaeda; Terrorism; Islamism; Communication; Efficiency

DOI: 10.24193/jmr.31.6

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