chapter  12
Media, Information Revolution, and Terrorism in Southeast Asia
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Throughout the ages, terrorists have relied on various forms of media as a means of pursuing their particular political or military goals. In the current era, modern media technology, communications satellites, and the rapid spread of television have had a marked effect in increasing the publicity potential of terrorism. 1 The globalization of mass media and the emergence of new media and communication technologies (NMCTs) such as the Internet and cellular phones have intensified and extended the use of contemporary tools of communication by terrorists.