The Argument of Force Versus the Force of Argument: The Charlie Hebdo Terrorist Attack as a Global Meta Event

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Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to survey, describe and explain diverse journalistic conceptualizations and coverage of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack of January 7, 2015, in a number of geographic regions. The premise of the chapter is that the media transformed the attack into a transnational mediated public crisis and it became an international media event. In addition to evaluating the political impact of the cartoon, and the various reactions around the world -- including France -- to the cartoon and how it became a media event, the chapter also discusses the broader questions in the debate generated by the cartoon.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Argument of Force Versus the Force of Argument: The Charlie Hebdo Terrorist Attack as a Global Meta Event
PublisherPeter Lang Publishers
Pages237-264
StatePublished - Mar 30 2018

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