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Name of Applicant : Abdul Najeeb Chakkayil

Student Number : 0820901

Title of Project : Representation of Terrorism in Media and its Relation with Islam


This research project analyses the representation of terrorism in media and how it relates with Islam. Media represents or interprets terrorism in different manner. May be they are purposeful interpretation. In this modern world media is very relevant, very important factor in creating public opinion. Very fast when compared to the past, news spreads very quickly. So imperialist powers are using media to create a particular opinion about terrorism. It also concentrates on how media portrays terrorism and is there any relation between terrorism and Islam. Few organisations try to relate terrorism with Islam. Is it purposefully or not?


Different media represents terrorism in different manner. Media has strong influence among the people. So media can make changes in the individual opinion. People get more idea about one thing through their reading and their exposure to media. Here analyses the published reports about terrorism. Some governing bodies manipulates the meaning of terrorism, they interprets in a wrong way to create a covering to their activities.


This research mainly concentrates on the representation of terrorism in media. Reports about terrorist activities is very important, these reports plays important role in creating attitudes towards the terrorism. The following questions are to be asked in this research. Is media represents terrorism in exact manner? Any misinterpretations take place. Why the imperialist powers try to impose terrorism on Islam. Why media relates terrorism with Islam, is there any hidden agenda behind that. What is meant by the word ‘JIHADH’? how terrorist interprets the meaning of this word. Is there any relation between terrorism and Islam? How they attract new generation to such activities....
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