DEBATE 007 – TH SUPPORTS EMBEDDED JOURNALIST IN TIME OF WAR
Friday. September 11, 2009
PM – MC G (OG)
Said that supports mean protection. Proposed that embedded journalist needed equal protection as of the soldiers because of the importance of their role in giving out information.
LO – AIN (OO)
Countered that embedded journalists are not needed because of the fact that it is unnecessary to take that risk. Secondly, she argued that people do not need to know about what happen during the war. They only need to know the outcome.
DPM – OJAN (OG)
Talk about how important protection is towards those in need.
DLO – PAEI (OO)
Talked about unnecessary media’s role in battlefield.
MEMBER GOVT – JENNY (CG)
I rebutted that any journalist regardless of what field they are in, took the risk everyday to gather information. Then, I extended the debate in terms of public support whereby without the support of the public, it is impossible for a war to be won. I also differentiate information gathered during the war and post-war information. Secondly, I talked about the value behind sending an embedded journalist to war as it gives an impression towards the public that the government is not keeping secrets of whatever happen during the war. Lastly, I talked about the effect of not sending journalist, that the government will lose support from the public, there’s no volunteers and sponsors.
MEMBER OPT – STIFLER (CO)
Stifler talked about how these journalists are abusing the information they had.
GW – Q (CG)
Q differentiate between the information that are abused during the war and after the war. He argued that regardless of when the information is taken into account, there are always rooms for abuse.
OW – JO (CO)
She talked about how it is morally wrong to give out wrong information to the public.
FEEDBACK (by ZHARIF AND MAKETAB)
The opening government lost because of the wrong idea that they brought forward. Journalists are already protected equally by the soldiers. The closing opposition got third because their extension was not clear. Opening opposition got second because of Ain’s template speech. We won because we touch on the real issue of the debate. The issue in the debate for the side of Government is firstly security of the journalist whereby if they are embedded under the military force then they would likely be more protected. Secondly, having a journalist among soldier would give the soldier a humanized perspective whereby it makes them feel human again after killing people. For the opposition, sending journalist is a burden for the military in order to protect them that they will be morally down if the journalist died under their protection. Secondly, it is a waste of public fund for sending someone over to in the end wrote a biased reporting.
OBSERVERS (MOHAMAD, AERIE, THRONG, MAI AND AHMED)
OG – 4TH, OO – 2ND,
CG – 1ST, CO – 3RD
~YEAY~ I GOT FIRST!!!!!