Transnational Othering – Global Diversities

Media, extremism and free expression

This anthology addresses complex, interconnected issues, such as the rise of extremism and terrorism, diversity and minority rights, as well as the situation for freedom of expression in eight different countries, most of them with a Muslim majority population. Extremists recruit terrorists through social media, and target minorities as well as freedom loving people by utilizing their freedom of expression to threaten the rights of others.
This happens not least in countries with a long experience of dictatorship. Journalists face huge challenges when reporting on these issues. The contributors are both academics and journalists, conveying their experiences from transnational research co-operation as well as reporting from the ground in conflict areas. Thus, this volume addresses itself to journalism students as well as professional journalists and others who need to navigate in a world in which both extremists and authoritarian states may stifle gender and minority rights, as well as the right to report and express oneself freely.



1. Global connections

Elisabeth Eide
Kristin Skare Orgeret
Nil Mutluer

PART ONE: Extremism and the media: Shifting sand

2. A man I knew became a suicide bomber for IS

Kristin Solberg

3. The battle over discourses. Dancing with “ISIS wolves”

Abeer Saady Soliman

4. Transnational extremist recruitment through social media

Afshin Ismaeli

5. Indonesia: When civil society, government and islamists collide

Ade Armando

6. Tunisia: Reporting terrorism

Mohamed Balti

7. Bangladesh: Social media, extremism and freedom of expression

Syeda Gulshan Ferdous Jana

8. Countering violent extremism in Bangladesh

Julfikar Ali Manik

PART TWO: Freedom of expression and new challenges

9. Pakistan’s war on free speech. Challenges and probable solutions

Altaf Ullah Khan

10. Who suppresses free speech in Bangladesh? A typology of actors

Mubashar Hasan

11. Turkey: How to deal with threats to journalism?

Bora Ataman
Barış Çoban

12. Media in Turkey. A reporter’s tale

Ayla Albayrak

13. Afghanistan: Navigating between enemies and restrictive forces

Abdul Mujeeb Khalvatgar

14. Transnational Dialogues. Cartoons, Daesh and the white terrorist

Atta Ansari

15. Tunisia: The long path towards freedom of speech

Rym Benarous

16. Literature and limits. Stories from Indonesia

Andina Dwifatma

PART THREE: The changing shades of global diversities

17. Gendered, sexualized and ethnicized clashes in Turkey’s media

Nil Mutluer

18. Indonesia: Diversities and media discrimination

Lestari Nurhajati

19. Passenger on the globalisation train

Olga Stokke

20. From journalist to refugee – and the long road back

Kristin Skare Orgeret

21. Seeing the other, reflections on the we. Globalization and citizenship

Elisabeth Eide
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