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Book review: Reporting disasters: famine, politics and the media

Chesterton, Fiona (2013) Book review: Reporting disasters: famine, politics and the media. LSE Review of Books (14 Sep 2013). Website.

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"Reporting Disasters: Famine, Politics and The Media." Suzanne Franks. Hurst. August 2013. --- The media reporting of the Ethiopian Famine in 1984-5 was an iconic news event. It is widely believed to have had an unprecedented impact, challenging perceptions of Africa and mobilising public opinion and philanthropic action in a dramatic new way. The contemporary international configuration of aid, media pressure, and official policy is still directly affected and sometimes distorted by what was – as this narrative aims to show – also an inaccurate and misleading story. Fiona Chesterton finds Suzanne Franks’ work to be a rich and worthwhile read.

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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DT Africa
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2013 16:53
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2021 23:20

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