July 13, 2006

NEWS / EVENTS / AUDIO: Children, crises and the media

ALERTNET DEBATE: Children, crises and the media
12 Jul 2006
Source: AlertNet
LONDON (AlertNet) - What does a photographer pack for an assignment in a war zone? Along with their cameras, lenses and flak jackets some used to carry a teddy bear.

The idea was that if there were no starving or orphaned children around you could always toss the teddy bear in a burnt out ruin and, bingo, you had your front page picture.

The story was told by British tabloid reporter Ann Leslie at a lively debate on children, humanitarian crises and the media, hosted by Reuters AlertNet in London. Journalists and humanitarian workers on the panel swapped ideas on why newspapers and television channels cover some stories and neglect others.
Chris Schuepp
Young People's Media Network - Coordinator
Youth Media Consulting GbR
c/o ECMC (European Centre for Media Competence)
Bergstr. 8 / 11th floor
D-45770 Marl - Germany
Tel./Fax: +49 2365 502480
Mobile: +49 176 23107083
Email: cschuepp@unicef.org
URL: www.unicef.org/magic
Mailing list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/youthful-media
The YPMN is supported by UNICEF and hosted by the ECMC.
The opinions and views expressed in this message and/or articles & websites linked to from this message do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies.

No comments: