I feel that media and entertainment- news reports, art, music and films lead to a lot of international incidents.
Borat did not have a very good affect on US relations with Kazakhstan. The Dutch cartoons about Prophet Mohammad became a huge incident between multiple Western and Muslim nations. The show Big Brother in the UK caused an international incident between the UK and India over racism against Indians.
So maybe we should take a look at how media is affecting international relations. Is it doing more harm than good by triggering national sensitivities and escalating tensions that already exist leading to international incidents? I think yes, but I'd like to hear other people's view too.