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Author`s name Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

Disasters, the Media Circus and Accountability - Comments

Disaster strikes some poor, forgotten corner of the world which most people had never heard of. The media circus descends, outlets vying with one another to show the most shocking pictures. The international aid circus follows this, promises of aid by Governments follow that and finally, in-depth stories and profiles flow on the Net and in newspapers. A week later the story starts to slide. Two weeks later it’s behind the Oscars and after the third week, it’s forgotten.

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