With the crisis in Eastern Europe intensifying, the global world had been thrown into subjectivity as to the dimension which the conflict is taking, while the crisis continued to show the whole world about the dichotomy between the West and East, many are to be learned from the crisis and to the dimension on world politics.
While sanctions continue to reek on Russians owned assets and their oligarch by most Western countries, allegiances continue to intensifies for the Russians, based on their owned allegiances which in reality shows the partitioning of the world into two blocs, concise analysis is undergone as to what to knows about the Russia-Ukraine crisis;
Impact of journalism and media in conflicts
While the media world is undisputed, as one of the enlightenment in the postmodern world, the role of information technology companies is paramount to the wellbeing of a nation and the globality in the general.
While the media houses have been tagged as the information hub of the world, due to their ability to disseminate information faster and quicker, the same media world had also become a dangerous tool in the intellectual enslavement of a large mass of people.
It’s axiomatically believed that access to information brings man out from the hole of ignorance, likewise, access to false information breeds much more ignorance to the former.
In the context of the Eastern Europe conflict between Russia and Ukraine, it’s apparently apparent of the two facets of the media world, a dichotomy between the Western media and Eastern media, which portrays a show of intellectual engagement between the warring countries and their media houses.
Media propaganda is undisputed one of the first victories an opponent gets in a conflict, which has been on rounds since the era of the cold war, up till present state, while many media houses had portrayed the invasion of Ukraine by Russia as an advent of a new world war 3, the veracity of their information become stalled as to their negligence of full knowledge of President Putin’s ambition.
The dichotomy between media outlets on updates about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine had specifically shown the politics of allegiance owed to the warring countries and their allies, some media houses remained neutral.
During the early week of the Ukraine invasion, media outlets were bombarded with reeking victory of Ukraine against the Russian forces, and the show of solidarity by President Zelenskyy of Ukraine taking up arms with his soldiers at the border in defense of Russia penetration, videos of bombing Ukraine which was attributed to the Russians, and many more of it was later subjected to misinformation as some were said to be old database before the invasion.
According to analysts, many had debated on why misinformation was rampant at the earlier stage, according to them, information is paramount in war as it serves as an avenue for solidarity and support for the attached country on which their interest stands.
While the media propaganda to some extent works in favor of Ukraine, the Russians didn’t waver in their military operation despite the world turning against them due to media influence.
Another impact of media is, it serves as an avenue between the past and the present, information stored online had really helped in shaping the knowledge of people, and likewise had also enlightened them about events in the past which later made some people disregard the information, because of their wide range of getting first-hand information about events which had happened in the past and later brought up in the present conflict in East Europe.
Another impact of media is their one-sided nature in terms of conflict, while some information technology company has been suggested to criticism due to inability to share many updates on happenings most especially in the Oriental world, while they can jump on their shoes to give every seconds information about Ukraine conflict, it’s likewise became known that unipolarity is on practice in the journalism world due to their under-report and distortion of information about the Orient.
While conflicts continued to persist in the Eastern world, most especially Palestine, Syria, and likes, media attention was turned against them, why analysis brought out was that reasons for the under the report of information about situations in the Orient is due to the involvement of the housing media countries interest.
Another impact of media and its social outlet is the avenue of hate speech propaganda, and also the supportive nature of one country over the others which had been exhibited by some.
To censor information going about, will halt aggression against countries, the media had become a tool of propagating hatred between peoples of different colors, while it has also exhibited the show of love and solidarity in her own capability.
Not to be informed will misinformed man, but the greatest casualties of misinformation are their continual process of breeding hatred among people of the world.