The perception of victims/survivors of terrorism in media (paper)
(from the introduction of the paper)
In the aftermath of an attack there is a large hunger for information and media often turn to those who have been directly affected. Also, in the long run the stories of victims/survivors can shape the narrative surrounding an attack.
By portraying the victims/survivors in a certain way, and through choosing whether or not to share their stories, media play a large role in shaping the perception of victims/survivors in the public eye. In addition, cooperation between victims/survivors and media can contribute to commemorative activities, play a part in the victims’/survivors’ healing process, and even be part of a preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) approach.