Terrorism has never been unanimous impact on every
May 14, 2019
has never been unanimous impact on every individual, social groups and
communities. Media as fourth pillar of state played an important role for
stabilizing the society, but one of the dimension which effect paradigm is the
media and news coverage of terrorist attacks on schools, on parents. The media
not only adopts some of the language used by the terrorist organization but it
also has been pointed out that many times the news media automatically adopts
the taxonomy of the government (De Graaf). In the race of rating they never
thought that they are creating chaos in the society. On 16 December 2014 six
day after Malala yousaf zai receive Nobel Prize the news start that “The
failure is total and collective — civil and military, provincial and federal.
Whether out of fear, incompetence, complicity or a combination of all three,
the state has allowed extremism in society to fester. There will be no final
victory against terrorism in Pakistan unless extremism is also defeated”. DAWAN
NEWS (2014). This brings to an end our live coverage of the storming of the
army-run school in Peshawar by Taliban gunmen. The attack left at least 141
people dead – 132 of them children – and many others wounded. BBC London
(2014). Words influence and limit ideas which can transferred from one to
another. When Pakistan took decision to participate in the ?Global War on
Terror?. It led to a serious blow to domestic security and instability in the
country (Khan, 2009). Since 2001 and onward to 2009 then 2014, the country
confronted severe bloodshed and havoc in the form of terrorist attacks and suicide
bombings. But live news coverage not only enhanced psychological disturbance but
repeated review of events is a novel
bi-product which has not been studied extensively.
literature abounds on the subject especially in specialized journals on
terrorism, anthologies, books and policy reports released by think tanks,
research organizations and the governments. Consequently, much work seems to
have been done to understand implications of media coverage on variety of
social actors including parents.
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Research largely could finds an alliance
between watching media coverage of terrorist attacks and stress syndrome.
However, most studies cannot resolve the important question of in case of watching
television of the event makes people worse or if people who have more
relentless stress reactions are the ones who watch more television coverage of