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Explore The Underlying Causes Of Current Events
 
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Explore the underlying causes of current events
 
Take account of how you are shaping the news by the questions you ask and the explanations you accept.
Do not stop at the surface. Always try to find underlying causes and how these produce current events. Make suggestions – or at least ask questions - about how issues can be resolved at a deeper level.

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War, violence, illness, poverty – all the topics of current events are fodder for media, and all exist at the surface and are the result of underlying causes that are seldom examined.
Poverty and inequality is caused by greed and envy, and cultural perspectives that foster this. War and violence is caused by superficial, degrading and violent culture.
Ask penetrating questions. Follow up questions, always asking about or making reference to at least one underlying motive or cause. Each piece should have some kind of resource or link to the deeper side of the story.

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