<div class="sp_head">Hidden text</div><div class="sp_body"><div><span style="font-size:1.5em">9/11: It was a PR stunt which killed thousands and launched a propaganda war that has, so far, lasted a decade.
Since then, the US and al-Qaeda have competed furiously to win 'hearts and minds' with elaborate media strategies. Spin, threats, lies, censorship, the killing of journalists; how far has each side been prepared to go to win the propaganda war?
In the 'war on terror' the exploitation of images was to become a matter of life and death, as both the US and al-Qaeda bombarded the world with media designed to win people over to their side.
It started with 9/11 itself: an act of terror staged as a global media event and the catalyst for a decade of propaganda war.