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    IELTS WRITING CONTEST - WEEK 15

    You should spend about 90 minutes on this task.

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    With media conspiracy, certain individuals and organizations are trying to polish their reputations under the cover of charity work. Doubts arising out of the public growing concern over the truth which has been either withheld or distorted. What is your opinion about current media conspiracy?

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  2. Kieu Son Hoang

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    Given the media conspiracy, it is some specific people and associations that are making an effort to gain prestige under the name of donation. This has given rise to suspicions of the concealment and distortion of authenticity. In my opinion, media conspiracy has become a powerful tool of political discourse on the following grounds.

    To begin with, one of the most principal reasons to support the statement is that media treason has been deployed as a pejorative put-down. To make it clear, according to a political scientist, Lance deHaven-Smith , the term acts as a verbal defense mechanism used by political elites to suppress mass suspicions that inevitably arise when shocking political crimes benefit top leaders or play into their agendas. By way of illustration,the Sanders campaign has claimed Bernie is the victim of a media blackout, and put the blame on Trump’s rise on the media recently.

    Another reason worth consideration is that the pejorative not only acts as a disciplinary measure–journalists and scholars alike fear such a trenchant smear–but also as a technique to shape information and analysis. Specifically, as blaming the mainstream media has now turned into a prevailing political tactic, the correlation should be strong between poll numbers and media coverage when taking those into account. For instance, a LexisNexis search of news program transcripts for the dates March 1, 2011 to March 1, 2014 reveals 2,469 usages of the “conspiracy theory/theories” term.

    To be more conclusive, the specific contexts in which the term is mobilized might be more fully examined and delineated. An argument may also be waged that this metric is not exactly proper given the dissimilar breadth of content produced by each outlet.
     

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    Nowadays, the media coverage is filled with the donation activities from charity groups or individuals, which makes them become more and more famous. However, the assistance of media to these kinds of activities has caused the doubt amongst the public. In my point of view, the media itself plays a vital role in spreading the kind-hearted actions.
    it is obviously that the popularity of media forms in modern society has changed the way people receive and respond to the coverage. the news of disasters caused by flood, tsunami can be updated at once thanks to the appearance of media tools such as social network or online newspaper. As a result, every member of a society can understand the difficulties or troubles of the people in disastrous area and quickly take an appropriate action. For example, Phan Anh, a famous celebrity of Vietnam, has raised a great deal of money to support for the victims of a recent storm in the central of Vietnam. it is proved that the power of media is apparent.
    However, people have different attitudes toward these activities. Some of them are questioning about the fact of a donation or raising fund because they believe that those supporting charity activities take advantage of media coverage to spread their popularity among the public.
    It is not to say that the help of media tools is only used for good purposes. There are some typical examples around the world for using media to achieve political aims or polish their reputations. However, these do not eclipse the bright side of media in the way of supporting charity organizations.
    In conclusion, it is easy to understand the public growing doubt over the true relationship between a certain organization and media by doing activities such as donating money or clothing for the poor. Personally, I believe that these kinds of activities will be by far successful with the media conspiracy.
     

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  4. dtnghia2206

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    Several celebrities and famous organizations usually use media as a way to improve their reputation through social activities. Although those actions are not illegal, it would be wrong if well-known individuals lie to their fan to get more fame.

    It is clear that nowadays technology make everything seem very difficult for people to distinguish which information is true. Therefore, some individuals make of those flaws to polish their name in order to make more benefits for themselves. For example, politicians normally use television shows to express their views about policies for the poor and show people how they will dedicate their lives for other lives if they are elected. There is nothing certain about those promises because people are easily corrupted and only work for their own pursuit. After all, there will be a lot of consequences left for people who believe in some celebrities or companies that do not honest to the audients.

    There are two more reasons why I would argue against using charity work to get more reputation. Firstly, it is extremely immoral to make benefits over people disadvantages. Actions like that are forbidden in some country and there hardly anybody support that work. Secondly, there are more drawbacks than benefits for people who want to improve their fame this way. In most part of the world, people usually detest celebrities who make use of the social activities for their own good and as a result, their careers submerge sharply, and for organizations, they will go bankrupt.

    In conclusion, I do not believe that polishing reputations through charity work is a great plan to be famous because of its negative impacts on people lives.
     

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  5. matumbaman69

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    It is true that there is a number of people and organizations who are attempting to gain reputation benefited by charity activities with the support of media confederacy. This had led to a common misconception among citizen and I think that this deterioration in media has some absolute adverse effects on common benefits of society while serves just a minority of people.
    To begin with, It can not be denied that the media ,in general, has so far changed the world for the better. Actually, thank to the advance in media, it is much easier to share or spread knowledge as well as news around the world. For example, the Internet allows Vietnamese people to be on track with the heating US president election between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton, which seemed to be impossible in the past. Beside, the media has give a boost to other industries by creating an ever brutal competitive environment. Thus, enterprises and companies have to be more cautious with their activities and operations if they do not want to be destroyed by just an article or news.
    On the other hand, despite of mentioned benefits, I strongly believe that the disloyalty of current media is changing public awareness for the worse. Firstly, it has become a weapon for public figures use to dethrone their opponents by creating withheld stories or scandals, not unlike the way in which two mentioned US president nominees took advantage of to ruin the other's reputation. Secondly, this prevent people from achieving a well rounded perspective of what are happening in the world. Specifically, some governments use the media as a method to brainwash their citizen by distorting or concealing the truth . Finally, some powerful organizations use this machination to gain benefits on the market. For example, recently an enterprise namely Masan has dominated fish sauce market in Vietnam by creating a dirty news of Vietnames traditional fish sauce.
    In conclusion, it seems to me that media conspiracy is such an evil but effective tool.
     

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  6. Ann Phan

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    Media conspiracy has long been a real headache to society, but only recently has it been discussed to a larger extent.

    To begin, it is obvious that media conspiracy is to blame for public distrust of the whole entertainment field as well as charity organizations. Charity which is considered to be a noble gesture is now being taken advantage of by greedy people for fame. They can falsify the documents or do the charity work carelessly in contrast to the consideration shown in newspapers. When these wrongdoings are revealed, it is hard to avoid public outrage and even harder to rebuild confidence. Most importantly, this will cast doubt on the honesty of charity organizations which is detrimental to the sake of people in dire straits.

    Moreover, media conspiracy sometimes leads to social ignorance or even denial of charity work done by celebrities, even if they are completely out of good will. That is to say, bad behaviors of some individuals can badly affect the whole community. For example, Ngoc Trinh - a famous model - donated her money to victims of the Seventh Storm, and instead of being appreciated for her consideration, she came in for harsh criticism as some people believed that the whole thing was fake. Not to mention whether she did donate or not but social reaction is shocking. It makes us to take the seriousness of media conspiracy into full account.

    In conclusion, what media conspiracy has caused makes us aware of the importance of keeping charity away from media exploitation.
     

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  7. Le Duc Dam

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    There is no doubt that the media are now setting an unprecedented developmental pace, therefore, playing an increasingly important part in people’s lives. One opinion arising among the community is that media conspiracy is now dominating the world and becoming a useful tool for individuals or organizations to build up their fame. My standpoint about this issue would be specified as follows.

    Nowadays, exploiting the availability of technology, the field of media has turned to a new page and by degree has penetrated into social life. Admittedly, the major natural role of the media is that they are always loyal to the truth, and provide the public with useful, accurate and up-to-date information. However, rather than fulfil their noble proper function, the media have easily been manipulated by some individuals, possibly because of irresistible temptation of money. That can be regarded as an appalling amoral crime on the grounds that they aid and abet people who may not deserve the reputations perceived by the public and, to make matter worse, merely for the financial sake.

    Another which is responsible for current media conspiracy is that the media are always starving for reputations and attention of the community. By means of helping a number of organizations and individuals, especially celebrities, to polish their names, some sensational and particularly exclusive headlines will emerge, drawing a lot of heed. As an outcome, despite exaggerating the reality, both the media and manipulators still remain the focal points of the whole society. Moreover, by claiming to do philanthropic work, which is a good deed for famous people, they paradoxically earn admiration which in fact they are not worthy of it due to what they have done.

    All things considered, current media manipulation is now conspicuous because the media are getting obsessed with reputations and money. This matter should be taken into account and tackled with care and drastic measures, owing to the fact that insofar as the media are concerned, it is their duty to expose the truth to the society and more importantly, the public deserves the truth.
     

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  8. phucfrost

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    It is often debated that several people and organizations are taking advantages of philanthropic work to polish their fame with media conspiracy. Doubts are cast on the veracity of the aforementioned action. I personally believe that it would be remiss of us not to recognize the contributions of the benefactors and the support of social organizations.

    It is often supposed that some individuals and groups labeled charity are capitalizing the word of mouth effect of online community in search of fame and fortune. To be more specific, they have a tendency to intentionally upload photographs in terms of charitable work to grab people’s attention. They would have pictures gained popularity, thus coming into prominence. However, I believe this to be a very shortsighted thought. It can be seen that other people could easily distort the stories of the individuals who solely desire to inform other contributors about the difficult situations, thereby sponsoring and supporting those in trouble. In fact, the skeptics do not usually acknowledge the endeavors of other benevolent people.

    Furthermore, if those individuals and organizations did not raise funds to subsidize people who were facing homelessness and even death, there would be numerous miserable cases. It is evident that feasible actions would save multiple vulnerable lives in lieu of staying at home. As a result, they could be brought their images to the fore through voluntary and charitable as a reward for their supports. More importantly,the more people do charity work, the better the country will be. I believe that the authority could cooperate with nongovernmental organizations to regulate and ameliorate the charity work so that the skepticism would be attenuated.

    In conclusion, I strongly believe that the mentioned philanthropists could contribute and dedicate their ability for a better world. Media conspiracy is only a problem of those who do not believe in the truthfulness.
     

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  9. haidnhumg

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    We are living in a developing world with a fast increase in media, and with them, the distortion of truth. Many people utilize social networks or T.V programs as a tool for the purpose of polishing their names via charity activities. In my opinion, everybody should be alert and vigilant to some recent sources of media informations.

    On the one hand, media coverage is becoming more popular in our lives. News, events or policies are now easier to reach than the old days. However, the more technology grows, the less you know about the truths. Misrepresentations could be used in many aspects of media to gain attention from viewers or even conceal something that a certain group of people do not want everyone knows. For example, in China, a lot of websites was supported by the government to post the misleading facts about history of Vietnam and wrench the Chinese conceptions.

    On the other hand, media machinations are being widely used by companies and organizations for bad personal purposes, especially in pretending to donate money or to help the poor to get a better life. Lately, a group of people have feigned that they were giving money and some accessories to people who have just suffered from the Sarika storm in the Middle of Vietnam and many Facebook users were angry with this shameful activity. After those scandals, the distrust obviously went up.

    In conclusion, the media has brought significant access to news and many things in life, but its conspiracy for bad purposes must be banned and ostracized.
     

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    In the era of hi-tech devices, It is an irrefutable fact that the mass media exerts an overarching impact on the daily lives of modern inhabitants. Exploiting media collusion, several well-known figures and business entities have long been trying to organize voluntary work or establish charitable fund with the hidden purpose of popularizing their positive images on a larger scale. From my own perspective, this disturbing issue causes many detrimental aftermaths and thus should not be overlooked.
    Over the course of time, charitable handouts have been considered a humanitarian social activity which helps the underpriviledged overcome the vicious of poverty and misery . Sad as it may be, due to the recent emergence of media conspiracy, this activity is misused by certain people and organizations as a deceptive method to polish their name. For instance, some Vietnamese Misses pretend to be involved in societal voluntary campaings by donating a negligent amount of money , giving stale food or torn clothes for the unfortunate with so many journalists and photographers iinvited to capture their 'complimentary' behaviours. Then such images and deceptive articles will be posted and broadcast on media as well as Internet websites, making the whole public misled by so-called charity work. If this trend is on the increase, the value of voluntary activities wil be deteriorated, resulting in the inequality between social classes in the whole community. Futhermore, in all possibility, people will lose faith in media for fear of being unconsciouly cheated by misleading content.
    On the otherhand , irrespective of media conspiracy, various people and organizations perform philanthropic activities secretly to offer a helping hand to the unfortunate. Taking Taylor Swift as one of the most prominent cases, she founded a campaigned to protect children from online predators and participated in other charitable projects. Back to Vietnam, Mc phan Anh is recently viewed as the most active volunteers in helping inhabitants in midland regions to overcome the disastrous consequences of flood. Such praiseworthy activists are driving force to condsolidate the mutual sympathy on the whole community, laying the foundation for a more reliable sosociety in which media conspiracy will be ceased from existence
    In conclusion , I would endorse that media collusion shoule be considered to be one of the most pressing social issue and thus plausible intervention from goverment is urgently required to halt it. Nevertheless, there still exists truly positive activists who perform voluntary work for the sake of better society, rather than serving their personal purposes.
     

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  11. Thai Black

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    Em thấy đề hỏi opinion about media conspiracy, không hỏi discuss both view hay agree/disagree với quan điểm, nên em viết kiểu Problems-Solutions, không biết có được không :((

    It is argued that mass media, along with its conspiracy theories developed by certain human beings and furnished by numerous tabloids, has played a primary role in the recent rise of public doubts and confusions. As far as I'm concerned, I strongly believe that media conspiracy involves considerable consequences, and I suppose solutions should be adopted to tackle this issue.

    Since the Internet has become hitherto popular, news can easily go viral with or without any authenticity verification and therefore, may lead to serious difficulties. For instance, widespread tidings about over 100 samples of fish sauce found to contain excessive amounts of arsenic, turned out to merely be a rumor used for unfair competition. However, this inaccurate information still caused bewilderment and dubiousness among Vietnamese citizens, and even bedeviled traditional businesses. Besides, media conspiracy makes people lose their faith in the good. One barely consumes fish sauce after he or she was aware of the conspiracy and things remained uncertain. Or, personal efforts to assist miserable individuals in flooded area can be argued if it were a sole "trying to polish their reputations under the cover of charity work".

    To handle this problem, I suggest that the government should enforce several strict laws about information delivery. Newspapers, magazines and websites should undergo heavy censorship whenever they are about to publish an article, as well as severe punishment being upheld for any violations. Additionally, it is important for newsreaders to stay calm and consider different factors before giving credence to a baseless piece of information. Being intellectually well-equipped and alert is a must when facing conspiracy theories.

    To sum up, media conspiracy occurs and has consequences. It is essential that the government adopts necessary solutions to and people are well-informed about this special media product.

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  12. anhthumai

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    Under any unbearable circumstances, help is always needed. Charity is one of the essential and common ways. However, the meaning of charity is vastly taken advantage of for reputations which arises people’s doubts whenever some charities are held. In my opinion, there are pros and cons for performing this media conspiracy although, in some perspectives, it may be found immoral.

    On the one hand, critical reactions by people are commonly indicated whenever there is suspicion about the purposes of charities. However, as long as all funds are delivered to proper subjects at the end, using charities for reputation would cost harmlessness. The more organizations or individuals shine their reputations by charities, the more funds would be created for needed situations. Poverty, starves or natural disasters… are uncontrollable in some countries including Vietnam. Thus, funds would never be found redundant in any cases.

    Despite of the advantages of charities with any intents related, inappropriate purposes would decline approvals among people. As a result, less money would be donated. Furthermore, doubts rising would create hesitation of wills to donate to charity whether its purposes are selfish or not. Hence, it affects charities those are not held for polishing reputations. In examples, there was a Vietnamese model contributed 150 million VND to help people in the central of Vietnam after the flood on October 14th. Nevertheless, there were still negative reactions toward her efforts despite her kindness.

    In conclusion, it is immoral to use the meaning of charities. Even so, the advantages are more utilized under any circumstances. Therefore, prejudges and critical attitudes should be reduced in order to encourage more charities in social.
     

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  13. Lunar

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    In modern life, media industry has been mushrooming. Subsequently, many are attempting to use their own power so as to lead the public to think towards the ways they want by performing charity work or something else, which could polish their fame. In my opinion, media conspiracy has been considerably widespread recently but it is not hard to recognize the truth which has been kept in secrecy.

    Firstly, it is evident that charity activity or sponsor is the most popular instrument used by marketers to raise public’s awareness to celebrities or organizations. This is due to the fact that most people seem to be sympathy with those who are unluckily living in difficult situation so that they appreciate philanthropists too. Understanding clearly about that, many people often take full advantages of means of media to make the community pay attention to them and their good value they has brought to the society. A good case in this point is Vietnam. In this country, there are some stars and large enterprises parallel with their charity work appear regularly on the mass media, by that way, their reputations are polished easily even though the public are not sure whether or not they are kindness like that.

    Another fact to note is that media industry is a playground for people who have money and power. In deed, what we see on means of media daily is just the tip of the iceberg, the rest part of it is handed by marketers and their partners. Actually, some famous brands hire advertising agencies to help them create PR stories with wrong contents to attract more customers. To be more specific, in such PR and advertising stories, some contain positive messages and good value which encouraging people to act in good ways, whereas the others violate the moral rules and do harm to the public. An example for the latter is the case of Masan. In recent days, this giant incorporate is facing seriously the objection and boycott of consumers because of wrong action in raising the brand awareness.They paid money to some newspapers in change for exaggerating beneficial articles for two fish sauce brands of Masan but conveying adverse information for other traditional fish sauce brands.

    In conclusion, the media these days are very powerful, many individuals and organizations could use it to lead people to misguided beliefs in order to benefit themselves. Therefore, the public should be careful when interacting with the information from means of media.
     

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  14. tontuvinh

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    Nowadays social media plays a pivotal role in the development of every single individual and the whole community. It is obvious that a growing number of solo persons or members from some organisations are going to illegally utilise the power of media to promote their reputations through devoting their time and effort to charitable work while others consistently hold the opposite perspectives. In my point of view, I totally agree that a vast array of people is unlawfully taking full advantage of the intangible benefits of this useful tool to benefit their personal purposes including their reputation’s achievement and labour exploitation.

    Firstly, it is evident that an enormous number of people from different regions are trying to use media to polish their renown. For example, many singers all over the world use the ubiquity of Facebook or Twitter to introduce their songs in spite of their talent limitations. Naturally, a numerous number of audiences initiate to make some positive and negative comments or share their thoughts about these current singers, which indirectly promote the singers’ fame. Other singers also try to involve in scandals to be appeared in the first page of newspapers. Undoubtedly, although they do not invest a great deal of time and effort in their work, they still become famous and attract a huge number of viewers on the Internet.

    Another important thing is that many people or groups of people are trying to force participants to work in order gain money under the cover of voluntary work. This conspiracy is popular nowadays, but many students, for instance, still get in trap. A specific example is that a non-profit organisation are recruiting volunteers to volunteer work in mountainous areas. However, when the number of volunteers is sufficient, they encourage participants to make traditional handicrafts to sell for money. Eventually, the amount of money is actually not used to give people a better life in the regions surrounding the mountains.

    In conclusion, media is a useful means, which can bring a huge amount of benefits to users. However, with the availability of social media, people have a tendency to utilise its strength to support their personal gain.
     

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    In technological era, media appear to have large influence on our judgement of certain issues. While readers and audiences are overwhelmed by the flood of information, some famous people and organizations take advantage of our confusion to create good images.

    Media conspiracy is a part of the well-known people's plan to increase their social impact. Media, especially online networks, are the powerful tool to help celebrities build their own images once the number of audiences paying attention increases. For example, raising funds for poor children, a humane activity, can change people 's past point of view on a famous person who committed to infidelity, thus the number of fans buying her show's tickets went up.

    Meanwhile, readers and viewers are deprived of their right to know the truth. We are, nowadays, suffering from infoglut because of our habit to surf websites quickly without sufficient knowledge and various articles' bringing different arguments. We are unable to do research on every piece of information, therefore, we tend to accept what we have been given from the media. For instance, media have the ability to make us believe in reality shows where emotions, experience and talents have been thought to be true rather than scripted in advance.

    Media, the third party, is likely to be who get the most benefits from information asymmetry. Media's nature today has become how to maximize the profits from views and shares, therefore, the moral factor has been overlooked. Some tabloids try to form paradoxical informations in order to evoke people's curiousity based on the fact that people psychologically tend to look things on different aspects and negative one is more exciting.

    To sum up, media propaganda has been wide spread due to organizations and celebrities' purpose to polish their reputation and audiences' lack of ability to recognize the truth. We can put an end to this situation when moral standards are respected strictly
     

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