Archive for July 21, 2019

The Debasing Phenomenon of Derogatory Facebook Live-Videos and Its Adverse Effects on the Social Fabric of our Society

By Deu Lueth Ader, Juba, South Sudan

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Sunday, July 21, 19 (PW) — Practically social media has created an enormous paradigm shift in what types of stories are considered such as some meaningful home videos that are conducted by individuals to disseminate the messages of events around the globe at a very less cost in terms of time and other resources provided that one accesses internet wherever he/she is. Therefore; in this concept a Facebook and other social media could be seen as platforms that foster social cohesion and interaction.

However; a paradoxical comprehension of its core and deviating the trajectory it was invented or meant for is profoundly regrettable and alarming. I and many more thought that the Facebook live videos were meant to be forums that foster issues pertinent to social cohesion but yet another instrument that instigates hatred and engenders further divisions among the communities!

Seemingly, a capricious use of live videos as the order of the day that serves no purpose is not only shocking but also monotonous thereby making it a curse in disguise rather than a blessing expected from the technological advancement. The live videos’ chauvinists must know that addressing the community issues in a manner, which hurts or creates uproar among the people, is detrimental and counter-productive in the long run.


By Malith Alier, Sydney, Australia

Sunday, 21 July, 2019 (PW) — Nothing generates energy and passion among the above communities than traditional contact wrestling. Wrestling among these communities is the number one sport that may defy the onslaught of western games like football or tennis. It’s even continued to be imitated by people who migrated to the western hemisphere decades ago. It’s supposedly one way of keeping attached to the motherland.

In this review, I will focus on the good, the bad and the ugly aspects of traditional wrestling not only the one of yesterday between Bor and Aliap but also what has been going on in the game since time immemorial.

This undying traditional wrestling is a game with minimal rules and regulations at best. It’s a game whereby no elaborate body sets the minimum standards and this is where it’s pervasive to participate in it with confidence. The concept of time is nonexistent in the sport.