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Call for Papers - 12th DMD

07.10.2016, 13:58:56

Recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Brussels and Istanbul are indicators that more and more terrorist attacks are happening in the West. According to the Institute for Economics and Peace (2016), there has been record global increase of 45 per cent in terrorism-related deaths in 2014. Although there is a greater risk of terrorist attacks in the Middle East than on West, Boko Haram and Isis were responsible for 51 per cent of all killings in 2014 (The Telegraph, 2016).

According to Brigitte L. Nacos (2002), mass media have central role in the terrorist scheme. Media are exploiting terrorism as infotainment for increasing ratings and circulation while on other side terrorist organizations need drama, tragedy and shock to spread their political message. Thanks to social media - shocking and frightening images are now reaching public directly and media have to use user-generated content in their reports.

The goal of the conference is to explore topics such as but not limited to:

Framing of terrorism in new media

Reporting about terrorism attacks

Use of user-generated content in reporting about terrorism attacks

Use of technology for disseminating ideas of terrorism and extremism?

Terrorist’s propaganda especially via social media & technology

Media representations of terrorism especially Islamic forms (ISIS)

Media representations of terrorist supporters especially young people

Media representations of government policies on terrorism

Government’s propaganda strategies for counter-terrorism

New trends and future of the field

Different theoretical and empirical scientific approaches are welcome.


Deadline for submission of abstracts (300 words): September 25, 2016 (EXTENDED); Notification of acceptance: September 30, 2016;

Registration fee for participants whose papers are accepted – 120 Euro (SEE academia pay 50 Euro), all others pay 200 Euro.

Registration Form https://goo.gl/forms/iJhstSEL2iePNm373

Full Papers due by December 1, 2016 (4,000-6,000 words, including 300 word abstracts and six keywords; referencing - APA)


For further information about the conference in general, contact:

dr.sc. Mato Brautovic (mbraut (at) unidu.hr)