The missing context

There are hundreds of reporters and TV channels covering Gaza. But in the dally tally of rockets, explosions and diplomatic activity, what can viewers take away?

News coverage is often episodic, meaning it covers daily events without the context of the circumstances that help produce them.

The circumstances of life in Gaza and most Palestinians is one of military rule or occupation, which has translated into systematic incarceration, economic and geographic control. Listen to this Israeli activist describe the conditions in Israel–specifically the militarization of the public–that has allowed the justification of this military rule or occupation.    

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