Kirsten Mogensen


Fighting terrorism with
non-violent means

By Kirsten Mogensen, 17 October 2018

War against terrorism has proved to be difficult for many reasons that not all of us understand, but while this fight against terrorism continues for decades, civilians suffer, and their lives are shattered, which is exactly what the terrorist aim at.
According to Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, “terrorism is commonly understood to refer to acts of violence that target civilians in the pursuit of political or ideological aims”, “terrorism aims at the very destruction of human rights, democracy and the rule of law”, and “United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy reflects the pledge by Member States to “promote international solidarity in support of victims and foster the involvement of civil society in a global campaign against terrorism and for its condemnation” (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights 2008).
It follows as a logical consequence that if we do not allow our lives to be shattered, and if we manage to protect human dignity, then the terrorists have lost. They will not have succeeded in what they aimed at.
So therefore, it is essential to protect democracy when threatened by terrorist groups (Mogensen 2008, 2010) and it is essential to help find techniques so that humans can survive with human dignity and be valuable members of society despite the terrorists attempt to destroy them.
In this light, we can view the Nobel Peace Prize 2018. According to the foundation, “The Nobel Peace Prize 2018 was awarded jointly to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad "for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.”
We cannot prevent the terrorist from creating trauma, but we can limit their impacts and thereby in reality create a resistant movement based on non-violence.

Public Diplomacy

Commentary on Danish Naional Broadcast, P1, on September 23, 2013. I analyzised the implicit message in the public letters from Iranian President Rouhani in Washington Post September 20, and Russian President Putin in New York Times September 11 plus Syrian Assad on Fox News September 19. The commentary  is in Danish. 

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Journalistik under terrorangreb:

Casestudie af Amerikanske tv-journalisters normer for dækningen af 911.

Baggrundsrapport med beskrivelse af metode, teori, empiri og baggrundsanalyser.

This is a research protocol for a case study of the coverage of the events on September 11 2001 in the major American television networks. This report is in Danish, however it contains quotes from interviews with 37 American Journalists and the quotes are in English. A number of publish articles are based on the research, please see my publication list. Most of them are in English.



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