The Death of Nelson Mandela and the Asian Tsunami Essay

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Introduction........................................................................................................1

Local media spectacle........................................................................................2

Global Media spectacle......................................................................................5

List of illustrations.............................................................................................7

Bibliography......................................................................................................8

Plagiarism Report..............................................................................................9

Introduction

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The day he died brought the whole world to a stand still which signifies the power and the effect that this man had on the world. I will be discussing a few media institutes reflecting their findings and presenting it to the public. The first media source I researched was CNN World, the headline reads “ Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid icon and father of South Africa, dies.” This headline has summed him up reflecting the person he was and the power he held in the worlds eyes. CNN highlight the facts that he was a freedom fighter, prisoner and a moral compass to his own people and the world. After spending 27 years in prison he forgave the white government that imprisoned him and negotiated peace, leaving behind his bitterness and hatred, this approach inspired the world that apartheid was a thing of the past. CNN analyses Mandela's life to be positive in all areas beneficial to the country and the world. It touched on Nelson being considered as a hero to all races, a father figure and a global ambassador. His influence stopped a civil war in 1994 which could have been the bloodiest war on racial grounds. CNN highlighted that the nation was on edge as his last appearance in public was at the 2010 World Cup in SA and from then became frequently hospitalised, presenting Zuma to step in each time he felt sick. CNN captured Mandela's full life in stages of significance, reflecting a positive outlook in the hero that he was and a down to earth normal person with imperfections

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