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Anything you don’t need to know, you learn it from Media

January 29, 2013

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I have always believed in the media and their sacred power of truth-spreading across the world but I forget, too often, that media are run by humans who are easily manipulated and corrupted and who, in turn, manipulate to their own benefit. Media distortion is one of the biggest plagues that affects human beings by depriving […]

The Suri Massacre: a genocide nobody wants to talk about

January 28, 2013

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It was December 2012 when the Ethiopian government begun a carnage that is still causing the deaths of hundreds of Suris. Apart from few exceptions such as The Guardian and CNN,  there is no news regarding the hundreds of deaths of Ethiopian civilians. Why are media and the international community not talking about it? Is it because […]

Death may tire you

December 17, 2012

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A tragedy is a tragedy, period. It does not matter if the people whose life is barbarically stolen are American, Italian, African or Japanese.  There are no secondary deaths or at least there shouldn’t be any but we are hypocrite and selective beyond imagination and our racism knows no limit; therefore, if are  American children who die […]

So What?

December 6, 2012

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The first thing I have been taught during my journalism master is that the main aim of news is to inform about something new (as the word itself suggests), interesting, informative, different, catchy. According to the “So What” theory, in order to succeed and catch readers’ attention, journalists should ask themselves: “So what?”, whenever they […]