Can one ever trust what the newspapers tell?
What the headlines are screaming about so brightly?
The silenced narratives
Censored liberal voices
Nothing to be said about the lives that matter
The ones that keep being forgotten and erased
As if it should matter whether it happens
In the West or in the East
In the rich North or the poor South
The people are people wherever you go
Each breath and soul should be equal and mourned
Everyone should be remembered and inquired about safety
Censorship where there is supposed to be freedom
Preferred stories and one-sided perspective
Unfairness in the countries of equality.
“The idea for this particular poem came to me instantaneously. Over recent weeks I have been reading and looking through many different media outlets which made me think about the double standards and chosen narratives seen in newspapers and on television.
China not only censors domestic news but also news from the West, where you see nothing about terrorist attacks in Turkey or Pakistan; everything is shadowed by incidents in Western Europe. I simply believe that no matter in what country the news happen they should be treated and covered equally, be it China or Germany.
The Chinese news did not cover all the incidents either and has censored many of the goings-on. All these events created a whirlpool in my mind which I just had to put on paper.”
一 Ugnė Mikalajūnaitė.
‘media’ was written by Ugnė Mikalajūnaitė.