Alyce McGovern

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Sharing footage of crimes and natural catastrophes on social media can be both beneficial and detrimental to the wider community, says criminology expert Alyce McGovern.

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Study produces new evidence and insights about how media and social media coverage can increase the public harms of terrorism.

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Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat have transformed the way we understand and experience crime and victimisation, write Alyce McGovern and Sanja Milivojevic.

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Knitting for penguins is part of a trend that allows people to connect creativity and activism, and do some practical good in the process, writes Alyce McGovern. 

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There are many reasons why people get involved in yarn bombing, but the common thread is the desire to share a message – political or otherwise – with the community, writes Alyce McGovern.

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Police increasingly recognise the benefits of social media, often bypassing traditional media in breaking news. But they should think carefully about how they engage, writes Alyce McGovern.