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
Montreal Mafia’s History is neither short nor pleasant. It is a story far from finished that appears to be more elaborate and obscure that what we really think. The following article will treat of the recent violence and murders that occurred at Montreal behind which the Mafia figures as a major actor. To do so, two news articles published respectively on the CTV news and on The Gazette websites, as well as an academic journal treating of organized crime related to the Mafia will be discussed and analyzed.
Over the last months, the rate of crimes related to the Mafia has dramatically... [+] Read more
On Friday the 15th of February 2013 at 5 p.m., a 35 year old man was the target of numerous gunshots. The victim was not injured in this incident and was transported to a hospital where he was kept because of the mental shock he endured. According to Paul Cherry’s article published on The Gazette‘s website on the 16th of February 2013, the incident took place at the residential area of 9th Avenue and Denis-Papin. Dany Richer, an SPVM police Constable states that the shooting...[+] Read more