Problem

Parochial escapist media entertainment

Other Names:
Bias in the media against development and social transformation
Mass media bias towards entertainment and reassurance
Parochial news coverage
Unimaginative programme proposals
Claim:

The present and potential influence of the entertainment and information media is enormous. The escapist, diversion-oriented programming which today indicates one dimension of our paralysis, is being sustained by the managers of media as a service to the established structures. This contributes to the isolation, victimization and parochialism of local people and is a key factor in limiting their global possibilities.

 

Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Date of last update
20.05.2019 – 18:18 CEST