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The Importance of Engaging in International News

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When we look around, we see something happening somewhere in the world every time. Every day we see news regarding new developments in world politics, economy and inflation, and war and conflict. This news circle is never-ending, it’s like a loop. There is always something happening in some corner of the world. Even if you want, you cannot catch all the news coming from all around the world. But this does not mean that we should not follow the international news. Reading international news has its own benefits, in fact, everyone should follow the news even if it’s Urdu news in Pakistan. It is very important to be aware of your surroundings and what is going on in your country and in the world we live in.

The new era of information  

We live in a new era of information. Back in the day, there were lesser means to spread the news, people didn’t know what was going on in the neighboring country. Even though it used to take days to send a letter to someone, the means of communication were slow. But now, technology has taken over everything. Especially, the means of communication has revolutionized like never before.

The growth of news channels and the expansion of social media has changed the world. Now the whole world is in your palm, your smartphones have all the information you need regarding anything in the world. The internet has given you access to the new world of information. What is happening in American politics? What happened in Ukraine? Why has Russia initiated a war? Where is the world heading to? You will get multiple answers with multiple aspects on the internet and social media.

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Broaden your perspective

Reading international news allows you to have a broader perspective and enhance your critical thinking. You can see one national news becoming international news in minutes. Reading news makes your world bigger, when you read things internationally you get to know about diverse things. You get to know about the different places, food, culture, fashion, and whatnot. You develop new interests.

Even if you are fond of writing, you can get inspiration from different bloggers and writers. If you are a student you can get all the information on current affairs and politics and journalism through the news. It will help you collect the academic material and you can participate better in the class. This also makes you look smarter in the gathering, if you don’t know how to start a conversation start talking about current issues. Everyone will have something to say.   

Power

When you read the international news, it gives you information about everything. Be it politics, world economy, sports, or entertainment. It gives you insight into the outer world, the different world from where we live. Different cultures, different politics, different art, different music.

The information empowers you, when you know what others are doing, how things work in other places, you can analyze the situation in your country and compare it with others. You can think out of the box and get new ideas from others. One can spread awareness about issues and matters which people don’t understand. You can create an opinion on current affairs. And most importantly, you can make informed decisions about any matter.

Responsibility

With power, there comes great responsibility. When you have knowledge of information about something. It is your responsibility to deliver that information as you received. And not manipulate people into different things and what you think. When we say it’s an era of information, it is also an era of misinformation.  People misinterpret and misuse the information for their own good.

Through social media, fake news can spread more rapidly than original news. People use fake images and misleading headlines to grab people’s attention. And make people believe what’s not true, this can harm someone’s reputation and can ruin their whole lives. It doesn’t just affect an individual but the whole country can be affected by fake news. So whenever you share any news, make sure it’s authentic, check the sources, see if the big news channels are covering it. Don’t fall prey to fake news.    

Even if you are fond of writing, you can get inspiration from different bloggers and writers. If you are a student you can get all the information on current affairs and politics and journalism through the news. It will help you collect the academic material and you can participate better in the class. This also makes you look smarter in the gathering, if you don’t know how to start a conversation start talking about current issues. Everyone will have something to say. The growth of news channels and the expansion of social media has changed the world. Now the whole world is in your palm, your smartphones have all the information you need regarding anything in the world.

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