In recent decades the portrayal of war violence in Western media has become more regulated and less anticipated by audiences. The use of certain graphic images or detailed content concerning war is for the most part highly censored due to underlying ethical issues, as well as potential consequences this kind of mass exposure could have on audiences. In contrast, other audiences that are exposed to non-Western media outlets such as Al-Jazeera “quite reasonably [expect] gore and dead bodies to be part of war coverage” (Friedersdorf, 2013). Knowing that “scholars agree that foreign media in... [+] Read more
Rio de Janeiro is the place to be in June of 2014. Flags, horns and pride will walk the streets of this Brazilian city for the 20th FIFA World Cup. It will be filled with excitement and don’t forget about the festivities!
What many of the international visitors won’t know when partying in Rio is that this city is crime-filled and is having a rough time dealing with its problems. Rio is divided in favelas, which are shantytowns in Brazil. These favelas are known for being controlled by drug lords and the exchange of illegal drugs and weapons. In recent years police force have been conducting... [+] Read more
According to an article from The New York Times by Martin Fackler and Choe Sang-Hun on March 10th, 2013, South Korea has been getting war related and nuclear threats from North Korea. Now the south has started thinking about getting its own supply of nuclear weapons. Most likely it will happen as more than two thirds of the population in the south have agreed to it. Lately, North Korea has been vastly improving its own nuclear arms and have... [+] Read more