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Introduction

The assumption taken is that terrorism is not primarily a form of criminality by its nature, but a form of political communication. Therefore the significance of mass media as a form of communication and the means of trying to control the message. To achieve this goal mass media reports are collected and assessed according to different themes and frames. Most of the material is dedicated to events in and affecting the Russian Federation and their struggle against terrorism. News production has changed markedly in the last decade as a result of technology and demand. News making and production is a complex process, but which is managed in a very methodical manner. Journalism is a dangerous profession in Russia at the best of times, let alone covering armed conflict. There are a number of different instances around the world where the military train journalists what to do and how to behave in combat situations.