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32 - L’attentat, du tyrannicide au terrorisme

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Émilie Roche

Terrorism on air. The media coverage of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre

Le Temps des médias n° 32, Printemps 2019, p. 106-123.

DrapeauFrancais

The purpose of this paper is to examine the media coverage of the Munich Olympics-Black September attack, september 1972, through French and American newsmagazines and ORTF and ABC News channel. In order to understand the suddenness, trauma and symbol of this event we will focus on media discourses and pictures. The aim of this study is to understand the media environment surrounding this attack and to show how traumatic this event has filled western collective imagination and social representations about political terrorism.

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