Really interesting article that I feel is so relevant to conversations we’ve had in this class. At the end of a heavy week, my Facebook feed proved the abundance of mourners for those who lost their lives in Paris, yet no one was talking about Lebanon. This article touches on notions of who the media is for, whose lives matter, and lots of perspective.
“Imagine if what happened in Paris last night would happen there on a daily basis for five years,” said Nour Kabbach, who fled the heavy bombardment of her home city of Aleppo, Syria, several years ago and now works in humanitarian aid in Beirut.
“Now imagine all that happening without global sympathy for innocent lost lives, with no special media updates by the minute, and without the support of every world leader condemning the violence,” she wrote on Facebook. Finally, she said, ask yourself what it would be like to have to explain to your child why an attack in “another pretty city like yours” got worldwide attention and your own did not.