The degrees of mediatization
The example of Kashmir floods in September 2014
Have you heard of Kashmir floods in the beginning of September? I am sure you did not. Actually, no one did. I don’t blame you for this ;)
From the 2nd of September onwards, Kashmir, a northern indian state, has been literally devastated by water. Hundreds of people died, thousands of houses have been destroyed. The Indian government tried to help by sending food, medicine, clear water. As you can imagine, it is not enough. Thousands of Kashmiri are still blocked in rescue camps. Why? Because they don’t have somewhere else to stay and because it is still the safest place.
This post is not meant to make you feel guilty. It is made to start a conversation. The topic : how do we select the importance of an information ? Is there any way to give the same importance to each and every events on the planet?
My answer : The one who wants high level informative content should make the most to find it. It means that there is an effort to do if you want qualitative information. One should spend time to compare, love, hate, understand, share, diversify sources, …
Moreover, I would say there is an effort to do whenever you want something qualitative. See what I mean?
If you complain of bad quality info, think before if you are active in your research. Keep watching mainstream info channel, newspaper but compare what you hear, read, share what you think, search deeply in the web, and then only you can say “I have an opinion”.
The Kashmir floods of 2014 destroyed most of the state and let behind it ghost cities and villages.
Feel free to hit this website www.helpkashmir.fr to know more about it. Don’t forget to cross information sources ;) and if you wanna help, you can give us a buck or two.