Technological and scientific breakthroughs in the areas of magnetic fields have advanced communications between peoples across the world. It is as a result of these feats that we are able to sit in a classroom at Claremont Graduate University, California, and watch live attacks of innocent citizens in a Kenyan mall by self-ordained terror inventors. Technology is most useful in facilitating this type of communication, to expose violence which otherwise might be covered under the carpet. Thanks to satellites!
Africa is a cheaper platform for the perpetuation of such hybridized manipulation. But, it is also instructive to observe how the media, western or local, invents violence for the consumption and dramatization by the populace.
Take a list of the headlines or taglines of newspapers. Make a study of the rhetoric encoded in those “captivating” captions. Before you do this for two weeks you may have reached the end of your research: the media feeds us all with junk in their frenzied competition for readers? No, not for buyers of their products.
Let us take a break and see what this video document has to say: don’t go away. Watch and comment.