Rukshana Rizwie is a journalist and editor based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. She is presently the News Editor at the Daily News, which is Sri Lanka’s national daily newspaper. She has over 16 years of experience as a journalist and international correspondent covering the war against the Taliban while in Saudi Arabia and the War against the LTTE in Sri Lanka. She holds a postgraduate in International Relations.Her most recent work appears in a book published by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Crime “Faces of Assassination” which was launched recently.
This report synthesises the findings of three research reports, which explored media responses to three terrorist incidents – the Chibok kidnapping in Nigeria in 2014, al-Shabaab attacks in Nairobi in 2013 and 2019, and the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka in 2019. These papers – part of an ongoing project led by International Centre […]
In its last hours in office, the administration of former US president Donald Trump designated Yemen’s Houthi rebels as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation (FTO), prompting uproar that the resulting sanctions would worsen Yemen’s dire humanitarian situation. Trump’s successor Joe Biden swiftly reversed the move amid fears of imminent famine, but the policy shift caused consternation […]
In the fifth and final part of the Handbook of Terrorism Prevention and Preparedness, the authors explore the required approach to minimize harm should prevention fail, and how this can be done, exploring victim- and human rights issues among others. The chapters explore issues of traumatisation, public panic, economic disruptions, revenge acts and human rights […]