21st Century Media and Conflict

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noortahir_Yr10
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Just wanted to ask if I'm the only one who believes that the media, especially recently is extremely biased and one sided. I'm honestly not trying to be rude here, but when the Manchester Bombing took place in May 2017, 23 people died, and it was in the news well into 2019. Yet no one really heard or knew about the 305 people that died in November 2017 in Egypt as a result of a Mosque Bombing. Why is the public do unaware? Of course the Manchester Bombing was a big deal, but so was this. And yet it was barely publicised, let alone be reported. Why does the public not want to inform themselves about the true reality of our modern day conflicts? Why do people feel safer NOT knowing about the troubles and cruel shortcomings of people. Because we are all humans. Every single one of us. Shouldn't we be more aware. It's the least we can do.
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People care more about disasters close to home. There's too much misery in the world to report it all

In other news, God really cares ..
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As RogerOxon noted aside from people caring more about things happening close to them disasters and atrocities happen on a daily basis across the globe. It would be grossly impracticable to report on them all. Although with that being said a fair few agencies do threw their local bureaus - if outsiders chose not to go looking for it well, meh.
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(Original post by noortahir_Yr10)
Yet no one really heard or knew about the 305 people that died in November 2017 in Egypt as a result of a Mosque Bombing. Why is the public do unaware?
1. That's blatantly untrue. It was a headline story in Western media.
2. It got exactly the same attention that the Egyptian media gave to the Manchester attack, because
3. see the posts above.
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You also highlight "21st century media" in your critique as if previous centuries were somehow better at global coverage. This also couldn't be farther from the truth. A lot of progress has been made here.
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For the same reason that the press have not reported the second break in to our local garden centre.

A bombing in this country is big news. A bombing in an unstable country many miles away where bombings are frequent is not.
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