Is every perspective on a news story equally important?

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I believe that every perspective on a news story is equally important because you need as much information as possible if you want to find out everything you need to.

One reason I believe this is because the more the merrier. Even if a perspective is false, it will be easier to understand the news story. Two perspectives are better than one! For example, in Myanmar we have four peoples’ perspectives. Aung San Suu Kyi, Kobir Basar, Aye Myat Mon and Antonio Guterres. Two of these people don’t want them to live in Bangladesh and want them to live in their homes, one of them wants them all out of Myanmar because they will overrun the country and the other hasn’t said what they want and instead is pointing the finger at terrorists! Maybe all of these people want different things but all their perspectives are important, no matter what.

A second reason is a perspective is similar to an opinion. If someone sees something it is what they think has happened, from their point of view. For example, in Myanmar the military see this as they attacked us so we set fire to the village. The Rohingya people may think otherwise. They may think that what the military did was extreme. They killed one hundred thousand people and made seven hundred thousand people flee their homes to go to an over-crowded refugee camp in Bangladesh. Both these Perspectives matter. It is the military vs the Rohingya people. The Rohingya people have been living Myanmar for generations and now they are throwing them out.

As you know we had four perspectives and one of them was from Antonio Guterres who is the leader of the UN. He is getting involved in things that have nothing to do with him. Why is he doing that?

I agree that all perspectives on a news story are equally important.

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