Behind the Scenes of Al-Qa`ida’s Media Strategy

Hankiss, Ágnes (2019) Behind the Scenes of Al-Qa`ida’s Media Strategy. Journal of Strategic Security, 12 (2). pp. 60-76. ISSN 1944-0472


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Jihadi terrorist organizations view their media opportunities as weapons in their war against the West. While there is a considerable body of work discussing the content and form of Al-Qa'ida’s media, including both their written press and video products, we have significantly less information on what goes on behind the scenes: how the tactical elements and strategic goals are designed and implemented to generate these products. The paper asserts that while we still have insufficient information on the media strategies of the Islamic State, due to the ideological, operational and network-to-network continuity between the two organizations, the documents shedding a light on Al-Qa'ida’s press efforts can serve as valuable resources in understanding present-day (and maybe the future of) jihadi media as well.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion / filozófia, pszichológia, vallás > BF Psychology / lélektan
U Military Science / hadtudomány > U1 Military Science (General) / hadtudomány általában
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2020 09:40
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2020 09:40

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