Threat AlarmsFrom the last two decades, media has become an important part of our lives. Due to rapidly increasing television channels all around the world and latest technology, people have become addicted of watching latest updates and happenings around the world. Despite of many advantages of media, it has some very dangerous disadvantages as well.

The main disadvantage of media is that from the past 15 years, international media is continuously alarming the people from different threats. Every year, they bring new threat which causes uncertainty and panic in the whole world.

Below are the threats alarms which have been given by the international media:


Y2K problem, which is also known as Millennium Bug was a problem for both the digital and non-digital data storage situations and documentations. International media raised this issue as the biggest problem in the year 2000.


In 2001, international media raised the issue of acute disease called as “Anthrax”, and shown that the disease will kill everybody in the entire world.

West Nile Virus

In 2002, international media continuously spread the news on West Nile virus and created alarming situation around the world.

Weapons of Mass Destruction

In 2003, international media extremely shouted on weapons of mass destruction issue, which lead US to invade Iraq but after fighting for several years, not even a single such weapon was found.


International media had raised the story of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in 2004, which had created panic around the globe.

Bird Flu

In 2005, the issue of Bird Flu was raised by international media, due to which people have stopped eating chicken in many countries.


Escherichia Coli (E.Coli) bacterium issue was raised by internal media in 2006, created alarming situation in many parts of the world.

Vaccines Issue

In 2007, international media created alarming situation in the whole world by declaring vaccination as the biggest threat to humans.

Economic Crisis

In 2008, media had raised the issue of economic crises and presented this news in a manner that people thought that it will destroy the whole world.

Swine Flu

The issue of Swine Flu was covered by international media in 2009, created alarming situation in many countries of the world.

BP Oil

In 2010, international media had covered the issue of Deepwater Horizon oil spil, also known as BP Oil. Alarming situation and threat was created round the globe due to this.


Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which is also known as ObamaCare was a bill signed by the US President Obama in 2011, for healthcare system. The issue had been widely discussed on international media, which had created alarming threat.

End of the World

A conspiracy theory was raised by international media which stated that the world is going to end on 31st December 2012. This theory was presented in a manner which had created panic and threat around the world.

North Korea Issue

In 2013, North Korea threatened United States and the issue had been widely discussed on international media.


During the year 2014, international media raised the issue of Ebola virus diseases in a manner that people have thought that this virus will kill them all.


In 2015, the top story of international media was about Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), due to which a war was started in many countries and continued till now.

Current Year 2016

As the New Year 2016 has been started, international media must be looking for big news and issue in order to get engaged the people and world leaders. It could be a militant group, virus or economic crises.