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The Terror Live (Korean: 더 테러 라이브; RR: Deo Tereo Raibeu) is a 2013 South Korean action-thriller film[1] written and directed by Kim Byung-woo.[2][3] It stars Ha Jung-woo as an ambitious news anchorman who monopolizes the live broadcast of a terrorist attack following the explosion of Mapo Bridge on the Han River, as the story unfolds within the narrow confines of a radio booth.[4][5]




The Terror Live


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Yoon Young-hwa was once a top news anchor, but gets demoted due to an unsavory incident. Pulled from primetime TV news and recently divorced, he is now the jaded and bitter host of a current affairs radio program. One day during his morning show, Yoon receives a peculiar phone call threatening to blow up the Mapo Bridge, a major bridge that crosses the Han River and connects Mapo District and Yeouido, Seoul's main business and investment banking district; it is also just outside Yoon's studio building. At first, Yoon takes it as a joke or prank call and tells the terrorist to proceed. He watches in shock as the caller follows through on the threat and detonates explosives that cause Mapo Bridge to collapse, killing innocent people and trapping others.


Realizing this could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make his comeback as a newscaster, Yoon purposely doesn't call the police. Instead, he sets up a makeshift television studio from his radio station, and negotiates with his former boss, the profit- and ratings-obsessed news producer Cha Dae-eun who'll do anything to beat the other TV stations in their coverage of the bombing. Then Yoon strikes a dangerous deal with the terrorist to exclusively broadcast their phone conversations live, in real-time, as the whole nation watches.


The newsroom erupts in chaos as Yoon, Cha, the police, other broadcasters and the Blue House all exploit terrorism for their own agenda. The only exception is Yoon's ex-wife, a reporter who volunteers to report from the site of the terrorist attack. As the live show progresses, Yoon gradually realizes how little control he has over the situation. The terrorist, who claims to be a 50-something construction worker who lost three of his coworkers in a senseless industrial accident while fixing the bridge, says the families of the victims weren't compensated and demands a public apology from the president for the deaths of his colleagues. With several people remaining on the bridge as hostages, the terrorist threatens a second explosion. He also reveals to Yoon alone that he put a bomb in the anchor's earphone, and that if the president doesn't apologize, the bomb will explode in his ear, live on air.[6]


While Young-hwa desperately tries to get the President to apologise, the terrorist decides to detonate the bridge containing innocent civilians and Yoon's ex-wife on it. Young-hwa immediately is overcome with grief and regret as he thinks through about what he could have done to not only save his ex-wife, but the civilians stuck there as well if he wasn't overcome by the corruption. Cha Dae-eun abandons Young-hwa to take the blame as the terrorist has supposedly been found in a neighbouring uncompleted building opposite the SNC news building. The terrorist then calls Young-hwa to tell him that he is going to blow up the building, but Young-hwa is too late to warn the police not to arrest him. In the end, the unfinished building blows up and topples slightly in the direction of the SNC news building, with the radio studio getting destroyed and the other crew evacuating without him due to his earpiece bomb. He is then hit by a falling light piece and is knocked out.


When he comes to, he is woken up to an empty office. He later receives a call from the terrorist, who gives him five minutes to get the president's apology after telling him the earpiece bomb was a fake, to presumably make Young-hwa quicken his actions. Young-hwa then discovers that the terrorist is calling from the SNC news building's warehouse. He then sets up a trap, pretending to go live with a makeshift setup, successfully intimidating the terrorist to come up into the radio studio, where his face is streamed live, and Young-hwa pounces on him. The two men engage in a difficult struggle, in which the terrorist falls off the edge of the building, only holding on to the cables and his detonator. Young-hwa then realises that the terrorist is actually Park Shin-Woo, who is the son of the alias he took, which was his father, trying to get an apology in his name for living a dog's life unfairly. Young-hwa's conscience gets to him, and he finally asks Shin-woo to grab his hand and let go of the detonator, pleading with him not to die so shamefully like his father did. Unfortunately, Shin-woo is shot by the police snipers, and the President of South Korea goes live on television to claim victory over this 'war on terrorism'. Young-hwa then hears the police arriving, realising that the police were also going to kill him for 'collaborating' with the terrorist, decides to set off the detonator. The SNC building then tilts and falls directly on top of the National Assembly building where the parliament convenes and where the president is presumably making his announcement, silently stating that since the President didn't want to apologise, he and the whole parliament would die with him.


On July 26, 1794, Robespierre delivered a long speech denouncing several members of the Convention and claiming there was a conspiracy against the government, according to McPhee. "The rambling, emotional speech of almost two hours was vague to the point of incoherence because by then almost everyone was suspected of conspiring," McPhee wrote in his book "Robespierre: A Revolutionary Life (opens in new tab)" (Yale University Press, 2012).


"While most histories link the overthrow of Robespierre and his associates on July 27, 1794, with the end of the Terror, it is more accurate to see a continuing period of 'terror,'" McPhee said. This time, however, it was directed at the Jacobins and lasted until the abolition of the Revolutionary Tribunal on May 31, 1795. This period may have seen up to 6,000 extrajudicial revenge killings across the country, according to McPhee.


A former news anchor (Ha Jung-woo) now working in radio, lands an exclusive interview with a mad bomber during the course of the terror attacks, using it as an opportunity to get back on the small screen.


After the initial shock, Young-hwa begins to see this event as THE opportunity to get himself back into the TV newsroom. He makes a deal with his ex-PD (Dae-un) that in return for appearing again as a news anchor, he will secure an exclusive one-to-one line to the terrorist on air. He gets his wish, and we see scruffy Young-hwa transform into spiffy Young-hwa, as he gives himself a 30sec makeover to appear camera ready (juz goes to show how much he values packaging instead of substance).


This article will analyze the motivations for and use of live-tweets during a terrorist attack. The employment of live-tweets offers terrorist groups the opportunity to adopt the role of a media outlet to exploit the advantages of live coverage typically exercised by mainstream media. This poses a unique challenge to policy makers and international media in the crafting of counterterrorist strategic communications throughout a terrorist attack.


Researchers have taken a number of approaches to understanding how social networks function in crisis situations. While network scientists have relied on social network analysis, social scientists have employed survey- and content-analysis methodology. Christine Ogan and Onur Varol combine content analysis with the automated techniques of network analysis to determine the roles played by those using Twitter to communicate during the Turkish Gezi Park uprising.6 Moreover, literature on emergency and crisis management underscores that communication is key in allowing the public to remain informed and in shaping its understanding of crises. June Park, Hong Choi, and Sung-Min Park signal that issues of propaganda and misinformation are especially acute in crises and present particular challenges to crisis communications groups.7 John Sorensen and Barbara Sorensen have found that individuals depend on social media today for important information during times of crisis.8 Moreover, Jay Bernhardt et al. argue that the information may be used to keep crisis management groups abreast of response strategies.9 Joanna Dunlap and Patrick Lowenthal highlight that during times of crises, however, social media can also act as a facilitator of panic caused by the exchange of misinformation amongst users.10 The rapid exchange of (mis)information among social media users and the potential for its propagation by mainstream media and policy makers contribute to fear and misunderstanding about terrorist attacks and facilitate the potential exploitation of said fears by terrorist groups.


Composition. The findings reveal that a vast majority of tweets did not link to external websites, as typically employed by terrorist groups Only eight of 556 tweets contained a URL, and only two of eight accounts directed users to external sites. Al-Shabaab showed little engagement and interaction with other Twitter users, preferring instead to communicate widely and negating any opportunities to engage with individuals indirectly:


The commission paints a devastating picture of civilian life inside ISIS-controlled areas in northeastern Syria. Executions, amputations and lashings in public spaces have become a regular occurrence. The display of mutilated bodies has only further terrorised and traumatised Syrians, in particular children.


The National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) is designed to communicate information about terrorist threats by providing timely, detailed information to the American public. All Americans share responsibility for the nation's security, and should always be aware of the heightened risk of terrorist attack in the United States and what they should do.


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