Currently, 80 percent of the world’s population live on less than $10 a day; one billion people are illiterate; and 80 per cent of the world’s population live in countries with a growing income differentials. Contextualising these statistics will prompt readers to ask hard questions about the way the world is governed. That is not to say that there is a correct answer to the questions, but that news, decontextualized, ignores the political realities of the day. It is impossible for most people to address society’s ills on the basis of most modern media coverage. ”

Editorial in Alternatives, http://www.alterinter.org/article3799.html

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