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What is “responsible journalism”? It is such that the journalist is not biased and does not ignore all the details surrounding the subject or issue being reported. Since responsible means liable to give account of one’s actions and duty therefore responsible journalism can mean the journalist being answerable for what he/she reports. However, in this world driven by profits media has also been affected and as a result in order to gain a greater audience news is often sensationalized and comprises of half-truths. A greater audience helps in ensuring greater number of advertisements on the media and hence more revenue. As far as media responsibility is concerned what is meant by responsibility in this case is defined by the media regulatory body in the county. For example PEMRA is Pakistan’s electronic media regulatory body and it does not allow the ads run and programs aired on TV to be against the fundamentals of Islam or derogatory towards important Islamic personalities. However, having a media regulatory body alone is not enough for any country and punishing media for not following the guidelines provided must be followed strictly to ensure compliance. One problem with media regulatory bodies is that every country has its own culture and religion because of which the guidelines that apply on journalism in one country can be contradictory to those applicable on journalism in another country. This can result in the coverage of the same story in very different ways.
In the paragraphs below the Israel/ Palestinian nuclear controversy will be discussed as reported by two famous media groups namely the middle-east based Al-Jazeera and Haareetz. After doing so the approach of the two groups towards the same issue will be compared and ultimately it will be found out who was involved in responsible journalism.
Let’s look at two reports found on the internet regarding the
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Over the years, there have been many attempts to broker a peace deal but have simply fallen through due to varied reasons. Both sides have also engaged in violent confrontations on many occasions including terrorist attacks that have resulted in the loss of over 15,000 lives.
The Israelis were long exiled as a punishment from God according to the Scriptures but little by little they rose to power discretely claiming the lands they once used to reside through undeniable means. The small community of Jews who were patriotic in their mission combined to form Jewish nationalism which came to be known as Zionism.
What are the causes of the Palestinian Israeli conflict?
Arguably, the long lasting Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the most salient conflict in the past 50 years. The conflict not only affects political processes in Israel and Palestine but also it affects political situation all over in the Middle East and has a huge impact on foreign policy strategies for the US, EU and other developing and developed countries across the globe.
The dispute needs to be resolved by developing consensus between the parties. Violence in both the countries needs to be brought to an end because it costs nothing but innocent human lives. In order to make the world safer and free from terrorism, the role of big powers and UNO is inevitable.
U.S. has undermined the peace process to help Israel by providing military assistance for further more conflict with Palestine. They have, however, increased threats for its national security. Therefore, tensions have been increased in the region, re-igniting previous fears and hatred of war.
In 2002, The Road map for Peace was developed by the four international agents: Russia, the USA, United Nations and European Union. This plan did not touch religious and ethical issues but proposed negotiations plan for conflict resolution. The most recent document concerning this conflict is the Arab-Peace Initiative developed by Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.
As such, the Palestinian Intifada may be defined as a social-political movement engaged in contentious politics for the purpose of bringing the Israeli occupation to an end. Given that the definitions of both intifada stages coincide, it may very well be assumed that the root causes and objects of both are similar.
Due to its religious significance, the city has been a disputed region for decades and the struggle for control continues in the form of Israeli Palestinian conflict (Gelvin, 2007). Although the conflict has its