Questions 1 & 7

  1. Preface: What stories had been “largely forgotten” by the western press, in this example? How do the highlights of the western press influence a sense of global memory/forgetting?

In this particular example the western press have forgotten the Kurds, ethnic cleansing, and at the time their “new” democracy. The highlights of western press influence global memory or forgetting by the way they present information to the public, as well as the frequency of it. I think back to what recently happened with the terror attacks in November and how many people didn’t even know what had happened in Lebanon even though it happened before the attack in France. The media and western press presented mass amounts of information regarding Paris enhancing peoples memory of the event, while at the same time presenting minimal if any information of the events that occurred in Beirut leading to forgetfulness.

  1. What are the images after 9-11?


Images shown after September 11th tend to show women as a victim. Many women shown in images are abused and shown as having dealt with sexual violence. We aren’t seeing the women who are fighting and are strong. It makes me wonder where the deciding factor of what the media shows the public comes from. Is it executives at these major media outlets, or is it the demographic for that particular news outlet. That also makes me wonder if it is indeed the demographic how do the media outlets know what they want to see? Wouldn’t everyone regardless of beliefs be better off with full knowledge of things rather than the partial knowledge we currently get from the media?




Ingrid Olson

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