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

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