Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Newspapers and magazines are the best ways to learn about a foreign country.

It is crystal clear that newspapers and magazines reflect the appetite of political parties in each society. Personally, I believe that If you want to know about a country, reading Newspapers and magazines is not an appropriate solution. I feel this way for two reasons, which I will explore in the following essay. To begin with, Newspapers and magazines are linked to power and political parties. Because they provide most of their budget from these links, they do reflect the news that their parties wanted. In many countries, we have seen that political parties have their own media, and it gives them the power of convincing people about specific events. My personal experience is a compelling illustration of this. In my hometown, most of the political parties have their own media, and if you want to know the appetite of a party about a specific subject, you can read their related newspapers. Secondly, these days social media make it possible to know about a foreign country's culture, foods, people's behaviors, etc. This type of acquiring knowledge is more reliable because in this type you achieve your desired knowledge directly from the source. For example, if you want to know about the foods of a nation, you can surf the Internet and find food-related content in terms of that specific province. When I was a junior student, I should conduct research about Chinese foods, and by using the Internet, I managed to provide many contents about Chinese foods. In conclusion, I strongly believe that learning about a foreign agrarian is not possible through reading Newspapers and magazines. This is because magazines and Newspapers publish their supporter political parties' ideas, and their content might be inaccurate. In contrast, these days with the tremendous expansion of social media, it is better to gain our favorable knowledge through social networks.
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