We are living in an epoch of great shocks and human tragedies. And media corporations play a big role in covering those tragic events that form and shape public opinion, by changing the way we perceive ongoing events.
The mass media has the power to draw away the attention of general public from one crisis to another. Politics plays a special role here, as the coverage changes according to the dominant international agenda.
The media game becomes evident if we analyze two big events that are taking place now - the conflict in the Gaza strip and the violent events in Ukraine.
The death toll in the Gaza crisis continues to grow. During Israel’s ground operation, the average death toll has risen to more than 1,000 civilians.
Indeed, this is a truly human and humanitarian catastrophe. Practically all over the world the public opinion has strongly risen in support for Gaza. The war of hashtags and information has begun in social media networks among pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian individuals. Large rallies and demonstrations in support for Gaza have taken place in numerous cities around the world.
The mass media has the power to draw away the attention of general public from one crisis to anotherMaria Dubovikova