While the media of any country is an extremely important player, in time of a disaster its role becomes exponentially crucial. It is through media that people are informed of the impact of a disaster and are kept informed. It is also during this time that media needs to be responsible and ethical.
My country Pakistan, has suffered many disasters. I have seen media in Pakistan show gruesome images, of dead bodies being pulled out of debris, which are then circulated on social media. Such visuals not only invade the privacy of victims but also create an environment of grief. While it’s important to depict a true picture of the situation, it is important to not hurt the psychology of a nation, which media often has a critical role in shaping.