Determining an equal state of propaganda and governmental control of information has always remained a challenge for democracies. It seems that in this day an era the United States leans towards a more propaganda approach rather than remaining equal. War portrayal by the media plays a monumental role in how a community reacts to the situation; this was shown during the Vietnam War as support deteriorated due to the gruesome images that were displayed. The relationship between media and terrorism is a vicious cycle; “As media cover terrorism, they incite more terrorism, which produces more media coverage” (Biernatzki, 2002). As of today I do believe that there are policy implications of permitting journalists to have the same degree of access to information in the war on terrorism as occurred during the Vietnam War?
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Despite these rules that are set in stone, some groups or territories do not follow such guidelines and thus are put on a watch to try and fix the predicaments that are occurring. A country that falls victim to this category is Iraq. This country has underwent many trials and tribulations due to its problematic individuals that are generally directed at thwarting the United States of America. These individuals are well known terroristic groups including Al Qaeda and the Taliban that have done quite the opposite of what the Declaration of Human Rights elucidates. From mass killings within their confines to attacking the United States of America, the groups are oblivious to the rights that humans should have.