Too many terror warnings only create panic
The media are caught up in a race to provide news updates on the terrorist attacks that do little to clarify the situation, the website of the Estonian broadcaster ERR complains:
Sometimes we have to stop and ask ourselves if the race among the media – above all among the online media with their ability to provide quick updates – serves any purpose at all. Does it help us, and above all does it help our audiences? That is the question that must guide us, regardless of profit margins. This is particularly relevant at times when the mood is very tense in many European countries. What is our moral duty to our readers, listeners or viewers – to pour even more fuel on the fire, or to make events more understandable to them?