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The article talks about the recent ‘’state of emergency’’ raised in the city of Baltimore, in the United States of America. There were important protests and violence in a town shocked by the recent events. Many acts of vandalism were committed throughout the last days. A curfew has been created by the authorities in order to control the situation and limit the recent violence and protests. Protesters threw bricks and burned down some buildings. The situation is still not under control and protests are expected fir the following days.

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The representation of African-Americans in American media is greatly criminalizing. As a matter of fact, the most important ethical issue raised by the social media twitter hashtag #iftheygunnedmedown is the portrayal and misrepresentation of African-Americans in the United States media through the pictures chosen to represent them. Thus resulting in a criminalization of the African-American people whereby this criminalization creates a sense of fear towards the black community. Criminalizing the black community also raises the issue of who is threatening who?

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 Recently freedom of expression and press has been limited worldwide. Russia has adopted and is planning on adopting limiting factors to freedom of expression and democracy. The article Russia: RIP Freedom of Speech? Publish 31st of July 2014 on the Aljazeera website by Remi Piet reveals that Russia although it is a great critic of the NSA uses similar techniques to gather information about its own citizen.

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The legalization of marijuana is a topic at the centre of great discussion in the media world at the moment as certain states in the United States have legalized pot. I believe without any hesitation that marijuana has to be legalized because it would benefit the greater of good of the american population for several reasons.

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