“..I was informed ‘it will not be possible to send her body to Eritrea.’ Naturally, I asked why? The gentle voice replied: ‘well, she has nobody in Eritrea.’ Puzzled, I inquired more. The voice interrupted me to say: ‘look the poor soul is not Eritrean, she is Ethiopian.'”
By Sam B.
The plague of yellow journalism that has infiltrated into every facet of media, information gathering and delivery systems, as a result of commercialization and commodification of these systems, has blurred the boundary between information, misinformation and entertainment. In every news item it is increasingly difficult to identify where the real information, entertainment and/or propaganda begins or ends. Nothing is spared. Not even the dignity of victims of brutal murders.
A brutal stabbing and killing of an African woman, Nighisti Semret, in the streets of Toronto, Canada, is by the hour shaping up to be another fodder for insensitive profit-driven sensationalist reporters and news agencies.