Friday, September 19, 2008

Speak for the silent

By Georgianne Nienaber

If 6 million people were killed or simply vanished off the face of the Earth, you might expect an immediate international outcry, in-depth analysis of this humanitarian catastrophe. You’d expect story to be on the front page of every newspaper and magazine in the world. You’d expect broadcast and photojournalists to take every opportunity to document this story.
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This story has already happened in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and there has been no such outcry. This atrocity is surrounded by silence.

Responsible journalists have a duty to not only explore the reasons behind this loss of life, but to also question the “why” behind the lack of journalistic diligence and honesty in covering what is happening in the Congo today. Read more>>


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