Quick mental note:

When I was in Amman I was watching the news one morning after just having read an article online related to the same issue, and was shocked by the contradicting opinions. 

The issue being discussed was about the midnight mass in Jerusalem on Christmas Eve; online it stated that people were calm and collected and the general public were dressed in costumes, giving gifts and music played, whereas on the news channel it stated that security was tightened and the atmosphere was uneasy and they were expecting protests; none of which was true. 

This got me thinking about how subjective the media could be about real news but also how media in different countries (in the West in comparison to the Middle East) emphasizes different sides of the story. I decided to focus on this concept in my work and try to explore the uses of different headlines and words to create contradicting feelings in the pieces.


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