By Maria A Ressa

ISBN-10: 1908979534

ISBN-13: 9781908979537

The 2 such a lot sought after terrorists in Southeast Asia -- a Malaysian and a Singaporean -- are at the run within the Philippines, yet they be capable to continue their family and friends up to date on fb. Filipinos connect to al-Qaeda-linked teams in Somalia and Yemen. The black flag -- embedded in al-Qaeda lore -- pops up on web pages and fb pages from world wide, together with the Philippines, Indonesia, the center East, Afghanistan, Australia, and North Africa. The black flag is assumed to usher in an apocalypse that brings Islam's triumph. those are many of the symptoms that outline terrorism's new battleground: the net and social media.

during this groundbreaking paintings of investigative journalism, Maria Ressa lines the unfold of terrorism from the learning camps of Afghanistan to Southeast Asia and the Philippines. via study performed on the foreign middle for Political Violence & Terrorism study in Singapore and sociograms created through the center Lab on the Naval Postgraduate tuition, the booklet examines the social networks which unfold the virulent ideology that powered terrorist assaults some time past 10 years.

a number of the tales the following have by no means been instructed sooner than, together with information about the ten days within which Ressa led the situation staff within the Ces Drilon kidnapping case via the Abu Sayyaf in 2008. The e-book varieties the strong narrative that glues jointly the social networks -- either actual and digital -- which unfold the jihadi virus from bin encumbered to fb.

Readership: pros and basic readers drawn to safety and social concerns and counter-terrorism study.

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I was getting dressed as I was making calls, and my hand shook as I punched the speed dial. Energetic and smart, Gabby is a fascinating mix of East and West. With an MBA from Harvard, he is the CEO of the largest multimedia conglomerate in the country, the crown jewel of the Lopez empire. The Lopez family has long been intertwined in the history of the Philippines, long embroiled in the power politics of the country. indd 24 3/6/2013 2:17:03 PM b1523 From Bin Laden to Facebook Kidnapped 25 jailed Gabby’s father.

I’d like to be able to present choices. I’m heading to the office now. Can you meet me there? ” The next call was to the owner of ABS-CBN, Eugenio “Gabby” Lopez, III. I was getting dressed as I was making calls, and my hand shook as I punched the speed dial. Energetic and smart, Gabby is a fascinating mix of East and West. With an MBA from Harvard, he is the CEO of the largest multimedia conglomerate in the country, the crown jewel of the Lopez empire. The Lopez family has long been intertwined in the history of the Philippines, long embroiled in the power politics of the country.

The men encouraged them to get some rest, and because they were so tired, they tried. When Jimmy turned to look, Ces was curled up on one of the blue plastic bags. Her eyes were closed, but she couldn’t sleep. Jimmy found a spot near her, gesturing to Angel to stay on her other side. This was the way it would be — both of them protecting their reporter, wary of her beauty in the jungle and its effect on their kidnappers. They treated her with such respect it created an invisible shield against the armed men.

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