Terrorismhas never been unanimous impact on every individual, social groups andcommunities. Media as fourth pillar of state played an important role forstabilizing the society, but one of the dimension which effect paradigm is themedia and news coverage of terrorist attacks on schools, on parents.
The medianot only adopts some of the language used by the terrorist organization but italso has been pointed out that many times the news media automatically adoptsthe taxonomy of the government (De Graaf). In the race of rating they neverthought that they are creating chaos in the society. On 16 December 2014 sixday after Malala yousaf zai receive Nobel Prize the news start that “Thefailure is total and collective — civil and military, provincial and federal.
Whether out of fear, incompetence, complicity or a combination of all three,the state has allowed extremism in society to fester. There will be no finalvictory against terrorism in Pakistan unless extremism is also defeated”. DAWANNEWS (2014). This brings to an end our live coverage of the storming of thearmy-run school in Peshawar by Taliban gunmen. The attack left at least 141people dead – 132 of them children – and many others wounded. BBC London(2014).
Words influence and limit ideas which can transferred from one toanother. When Pakistan took decision to participate in the ?Global War onTerror?. It led to a serious blow to domestic security and instability in thecountry (Khan, 2009). Since 2001 and onward to 2009 then 2014, the countryconfronted severe bloodshed and havoc in the form of terrorist attacks and suicidebombings. But live news coverage not only enhanced psychological disturbance butrepeated review of events is a novelbi-product which has not been studied extensively. Theliterature abounds on the subject especially in specialized journals onterrorism, anthologies, books and policy reports released by think tanks,research organizations and the governments. Consequently, much work seems tohave been done to understand implications of media coverage on variety ofsocial actors including parents.
Research largely could finds an alliancebetween watching media coverage of terrorist attacks and stress syndrome.However, most studies cannot resolve the important question of in case of watchingtelevision of the event makes people worse or if people who have morerelentless stress reactions are the ones who watch more television coverage ofthe event.