Is terrorism overplayed in the media?
Recent violence in France has been so extensively covered by news agencies and social media platforms. Are these dramatic stories getting being so comprehensively distributed at the expense of other equally pressing issues?
Yes, I think the media tends to hype stuff up. However, the terrorism is real and seems to be getting worse.
The media overplays everything. Terrorism, racism, etc. You can't trust the media.
But I do feel this is an important topic that the world needs to hear.
they did overplay it this time for sure...
2000 women and children were massacred in Nigeria last week, but the media only seemed interested in the lives of 12.
Sometimes, not all areas are covered but Media is certainly playing an important role in raising awareness. Look at how popular #JeSuisCharlie became on social media, over the last week. Then last year remember it was media that made Nigerian leaders face the situation by the # hash tag #BringBackOurGirls.
These days, the major news corporations are so extensively saturated. It is 24/7/365 and on TV, computer, mobile, radio and print. They care for viewing figures and their own publicity. They aim to inform, educate and crucially to entertain and they succeed in those three aims when something like the recent attacks occurs. In a developed country, with high security and a stable and prosperous population. Security and stability were compromised in a rare act of violence (relatively speaking) and the media could focus on this so comprehensively because the communication networks are so active in European countries.
And then of course there's always the continued belief in the white man's superiority over the rest. While lives matter most
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