The Use of Rhetoric and the Mass Media in Russia's War on Terror

Simons, Greg
September 2006
Demokratizatsiya;Fall2006, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p579
Academic Journal
The mass media are an essential element, from the perspective of both sides in the war on terrorism. This article deals specifically with the case of the Russian war on terrorism. It is intended to introduce the reader to some of the current lines of rhetoric, and why such rhetoric is employed in the first place. At times, it can be intended for the consumption of the domestic audience, but other times it is employed more as a tool with which to influence the actions of other countries. The material is drawn from various Russian mass media sources, both state and privately owned outlets, to try and find diversity (if it exists) in the message.


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