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From Terrorism to Television: Dr. Farooq Sulehria publishes new book

Dr. Farooq Sulehria’s new book titled, ‘From Terrorism to Television: Dynamics of Media, State and Society’, co-edited with Dr Qaiser Abbas (Southern Methodist University, USA), has been published by Routledge (London and India).

Dr Sulehria is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Liberal Arts (DLA), Seeta Majeed School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SLASS), BNU. Besides co-authoring the ‘Introduction’, he has also contributed a chapter, titled: ‘Jihad on Screen: The role of Jihadi drama and film and their press coverage 1979-99 in Islamising Pakistan’.

This book unpacks the media dynamics within the socio-cultural, political, and economic context of Pakistan. It provides an in-depth, critical, and scholarly discussion of contemporary issues such as media, state, and democracy in Pakistan; freedom of expression in Pakistani journalism; Balochistan as a blind spot in mainstream newspapers; media control by state institutions; women and media discourses; TV talk shows and coverage of Kashmir; feminist narrative and media images of Malala Yousufzai and Mukhtaran Mai; jihad on screen; and Osama bin Laden’s death on screen, to understand the relation between media and terrorism. The book covers diverse media types including TV, radio, newspapers, print media, films, documentary, stage performance, and social media.

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