Despite all the apparent shortcomings of using the internet, it does have the potential to enlighten those around the world to events and happenings around the world. For example, as the civil war in Syrian continues on, millions of Syrians seek refuge in Europe and has undoubtedly caused an internal crisis within the European Union. In which Germany has said it has counted over a million of asylum seekers in its program, more than any other European country. “… in 2015, the deadliest month for migrants was April, which saw a boat carrying about 800 people capsize in the sea off Libya. Overcrowding is thought to have been one of the reasons for the disaster” (Migrant crisis). The clear reporting on highly debated issues is the best choice in gather factual information in order to form an educated position. Many people want to leave and seek refuge in European countries, often risking their lives as stated in the BBC article, however shouldn’t there be an order and process in which those individuals come over. What should happen if one those migrants turns out to a terrorist who was using the current situation to infiltrate the area. Issues like these often engages the readers and producers to think politically and how it would affect their communities. These articles are the bridging step between not knowing anything related to modern events, to understanding the issues, and finally discussing with others in your community about what should be done about it.
Articles similar to the BBC’s report on the migrant crisis in 2016 do not have solely rely on world politics and events. Often time different localities run news regarding important information for events or happenings regarding their local communities and societies. Smaller news corporations can more effectively cover the local discussions compared to the nature of large, mainstream corporations. The coverage on local issues often engage others in the surrounding community to voice their opinions. The more debates and points that can be expressed offer a larger understanding on both sides of the argument, all spurred from the local communication. Often, national or global news corporations will pick up the more heated debates to present a case that can relate to their audience by topic or logical reasons. The action of doing so sheds a light into communities that normally would not have been covered otherwise. Without social interaction from people in local communities there would not be any possibility of spreading ideas or challenging others on their beliefs.
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