Media, Migration, and Violence: Public Responses to the Paris Attacks

How did publics respond on social media to the 13 November 2015 attacks by Islamic State on Paris? O’Loughlin and Vaccari's team gathered over 2 million tweets containing the hashtags #prayforparis and #prayforsyria in the days after the attack. This project explores how debate around these hashtags conflated the issues of media, migration and radicalisation and whether the debates amplified or contained public insecurity.

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Crisis, Conflict and Critical Diplomacy: EU Perceptions in Ukraine and Israel/Palestine (C3EU)

Our new Jean Monnet Network of seven international partners focuses on EU images in key issue areas of economy, politics, foreign policy, energy, climate change, RS&I, civil society and culture/ education. The team will research public opinion and news media in two conflicts that threaten Europe's Southern and Eastern edges to identify how EU communication and diplomacy may help mitigate tensions. The project is led by researchers at the University of Canterbury, NZ and will run until the end of 2018. 

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Media, War and Conflict

Media, War & Conflict is a major international, peer-reviewed journal that maps the shifting arena of war, conflict and terrorism in an intensively and extensively mediated age. It explores cultural, political and technological transformations in media-military relations, journalistic practices, new media, the arts, and their impact on publics, policy, and outcomes of warfare.

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