In 1988, the British government banned the voices of several Irish paramilitary groups from being broadcast on television and radio. Three years earlier, during a speech to the American Bar Association, then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had urged her audience “to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.” The broadcast ban was lifted in 1994, but the uneasy relationship between the media and terrorists persists.

The Relationship Explored
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