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  • drunkenninja
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    The level of coverage between the two horrific murderous acts may not be fair, but it does make sense why one massacre would get more coverage than the other.

    Paris is a highly connected global city with thousands of working journalists, while Baga is isolated, difficult and dangerous to reach. The attacks on Charlie Hebdo targeted journalists, and it’s understandable that journalists would cover the death of their comrades. The attacks in Paris were a shock and a surprise, while deaths at the hands of Boko Haram have become distressingly common in an insurgency that has claimed over 10,000 lives since 2009.

    This statement really hits home when it comes to why the coverage of the french terrorist attacks was so prominent. I would also add that generally people will be shocked by events that can happen in their back yard, and since France is a first world country it qualifies as being a plausible attack that can take place again.

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