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Paris attacks: journalists do cover global violence, but they need to think about language

It's not just which stories the media covers-the way it covers them matters just as much

By Jessica Abrahams  

A Lebanese woman stands in her balcony at the scene of Thursday's twin suicide bombings in Burj al-Barajneh, southern Beirut, Lebanon. © Bilal Hussein/AP/Press Association Images

There has been much debate, in the wake of the horrifying attacks in Paris last Friday night, about which stories the media assigns importance to, and which it doesn’t. Much of this debate has focused on an Islamic…

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