The Role of Media in Facing Political Crises
Shajan Al-'Akk from the KAS partner organisation Hamzet Wasel analyses the role of media and its ability to soothe and navigate through political crises.
This well structured and affluent report presents the concept of media and thoroughly explains its importance especially in dire straits. Defining political crisis, its characteristics, and the different types it may have, that is, internal or external, and spanning social, economic, political or even ethnic aspects, Shajan further discusses the rules and settings of media as well as its main principles when under pressure. After all, the political impact of media must not be underrated, for, the fourth force of the state, is the first source people resort to when information is needed.