Pope: Media mustn't oversimplify complex issues

January 24, 2006 19:35


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Pope Benedict XVI called Tuesday for the media to exercise responsibility in promoting the truth, and cautioned against oversimplifying complex cultural practices and religious beliefs. Benedict issued the call in an annual message to mark the Roman Catholic Church's World Day for Social Communications. The pope said technological advances in the media had made communication between people far away "instantaneous and direct." But he said such immediacy "does not necessarily translate into the building of cooperation and communion in society." He said the media should be responsible in promoting truth and peace, and said that ambiguity can often creep into the media's work. Such ambiguity often occurs when the media industry becomes "self-serving or solely profit-driven, losing the sense of accountability to the common good," he said.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

May 24, 2019
End of May: British prime minister announces resignation - watch