Is Heavily Censoring War and Violence in the Media Really Doing Us Any Good ?

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).

Is the picture more important than the person?

What if shooting someone could save their life? This belief is what gives war photographers peace of mind. War photographers go into countries on behalf of news agencies and magazines with directives to expose the truth to the western world. The more shocking an image, the better. Often this means photographs of emancipated Africans that look like skeletons, mounds of corpses, live executions and extreme police brutality that shock people into action, and horrible memories that leave photographers asking themselves if it’s all worth it.

Is the Brazilian "clean-up" well-planned or longstanding?


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!

Nuclear threats in Korea, a possible start to civil war


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.

The Birth of 'The Cool War'

With the turn of the centaury, technology has been rapidly growing. It has made life significantly easier and has even cured certain diseases. However, can everyday technology harm us? Is there are greater use for them than we can possibly fathom? According to an article titled “The Cool War” written by David Rothkopf and published by Foreign Policy on February 20, 2013, there is.