This book explores the impact of media in these times of conflict and terrorism. It provides an assessment of the extent the media have exacerbated or ameliorated conflict and terrorism in Asia. It also reviews whether they have fostered balance over bias, communication over confrontation, and insight over ignorance in addressing these critical issues.
In the wake of Washington's post-911 declaration of war against terrorism, many media outlets have been accused of fuelling a culture of fear and blame around the world. This book brings together the experience of media practitioners and commentators from the region to bring their valuable perspectives to bear on the issue of our time.