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Is terrorism under or over reported?

8th February 2017

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Dr Clarke Jones holds a PhD from the University of New South Wales, which examined the burring roles of the military and police in response to non-traditional security threats.

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In this ABC Radio National interview Clarke Jones responds to recent claims by the US President Trump that terrorist attacks are ‘under reported’.

‘Over reporting and what the White House is trying to do …contributes to the problem. I think we need to put terrorism in perspective. People are more likely to be involved in a car accident or domestic violence,’ he says in the interview.

‘The media has a lot to answer for in the way things are reported..We give Daesh or the Islamic State credibility by actually trying to link these kids, who just claim an association, when there is no solid link’.

Listen to the entire interview on the ABC Radio National website.

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