المجلة الجزائرية للدراسات السياسية
Volume 1, Numéro 1, Pages 133-136

Algerian Media Coverage Of Terrorism From Eradication To National Reconciliation, Peace And Security

Authors : Zaghlami Laid .

Abstract

Media do not simply report facts but they also have a responsibility and influence on our way of thinking and acting. As such, their effects on the audience may be constructive or even potentially destructive depending on their content and usage. Equally, journalists as main actors can contribute to the promotion of peace and reconciliation or inversely incite to war, disorder and hatred feelings. After all, the media responsibility in covering and reporting on conflicts zones is clearly researched by scholars and experts. Further, their role and place in troubled situations have been subject to scrutiny by military experts in order to excel in conquering the battle of hearts and minds of the public opinion. In this paper, I will try to examine how Algerian media had covered and reported issues related to acts of violence and terrorism that affected the country during 1990s with all human, social, economic and political disastrous consequences. And how, they moved from radical and extreme positions in reporting news and events to more conciliatory attitudes in their reports. But before that ,it is worth presenting a brief review on the political, social and background of the situation.

Keywords

Terrorism ; Algeria ; National Reconciliation Algeria ; Eradication ; Terrorism