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Cyprus to host conference on ‘Terrorism and Electronic Media’
2006-11-02 10:00:43

Nicosia, Nov 2 – Cyprus will play host to the Second International Conference on “Terrorism and Electronic Media”, organised by the International Academy of Television and Radio, a Russia-based non-governmental professional organisation.

It will take place between 6-11 November 2006 at a hotel in Cyprus’ southeastern tourist resort of Ayia Napa. It is expected to attract more than 100 representatives from 25 countries.

Editors, journalists and experts from UNESCO, the European Union, other international organisations and law enforcement bodies will discuss issues of cooperation and interaction between media and counter terrorist offices concerning the coverage of terrorist acts.

Special attention will be paid to recent events in the Middle East and other regions as well as to the new political realities and forms of terrorism.

Participants will also discuss issues such as “Terrorism and Internet: fictional and real threats”, “Problems in interpretation of the definition ‘terrorism’ in view of the Middle East political realities”, “The role of mass media in inter-religions and inter-civilisation dialogue”.

The first International Conference on “Terrorism and Electronic Media” was held in 2005 in the town of Gelendjik in northern Caucasus. It was attended by more than 130 delegates from 18 countries.

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