电视的目的是通过道德手段将正确的信息传递给世界受众，帮助他们在日常生活中做出决策，使他们免受信息的影响。信息的目的是有帮助的，而不是以任何方式创建其他的东西或目标的东西，这不是它的业务(雅各布森，2000)。自冷战以来，全球电视的兴起一直备受争议和讨论，更多的是关于它通过外国记者和内部官员记者将信息从一个国家的一个地区呈现给另一个地区的方式(GILBOA, 2005)。事件每天都在发生，随着全球化势不可挡的兴起，所有或大多数发达国家和发展中国家都与繁荣和行动紧密相连，信息的传递变得至关重要，可能对受众具有重要价值(Gilboa, 2005)。例如，俄罗斯与美国的许多冲突事件一直是电视记者们的热门话题，每个人都解释自己的理解，并在随后发表演讲。同样，全球电视对非洲埃博拉疫情的报道帮助数百万人决定了他们的旅行计划，以及随后前往这些受影响地区的旅行。
International relations have had its rise after the world war and the cold war. Primary contribution was the increasing cross-border trade and commerce, with the support of ease of transportation and communication means. However, before the advent of television when precise quality news about an event or a series of events in one country were not accessible to others, there were a series of genuine doubts over the quality and life of the relationship that two countries were venturing into. After television was invented, especially after CNN came in with 24 hours coverage, the way international relations operated started to change and overload of information of partners and enemies ensured a better decision making system for a seeking country. The CNN effect having claimed that their advent changed the way international relations operate and are constructed, it remains to be seen how it matters to the post globalization world and to the one who still are in doubt even after a wealth of information at their disposal.
This essay will analyse the role and impact of global television in reporting ongoing conflicts, and their reporting impact on the direction of international relations. It will also analyse the consequences of the conflict reportage.
Television is meant to transform right information through ethical means to world audience so as to help them make decisions in their daily lives, which saves them from the impact of the information. Information is meant to be helpful and not in any manner to create something else or target something else which is not its business (Jakobsen, 2000). Since the cold war, the rise of global television has been ever since debated and talked about, more largely about the way it presents the information from one part of the country to another through foreign correspondent and in-house officer journalists (GILBOA, 2005). Events are happening every day and with the unstoppable rise of globalization where all or most developed and developing countries are inter-connected to prosper and act, the passage of information becomes critical and may be of significant value for the audience (Gilboa, 2005). For example, the many events of Russia’s conflicts with the US have been a popular pick up story among television reporters, where each one interpreted their own understanding and made subsequent presentations. Likewise, the reportage of the Ebola outbreak in Africa when reported by global television helped millions of people decide on their travel plans, and subsequent travel to these affected areas.