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Knowing about and acting in relation to distant suffering: mind the gap!

Orgad, Shani, Vella, Corinne, Seu, Bruna, Flanagan, Frances, Bray, Ian, Daynes, Leigh, Paddy, Brendan and Morrison, Joe (2012) Knowing about and acting in relation to distant suffering: mind the gap! . POLIS, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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A report aimed at NGOs and journalists working within the marketing and media coverage of disasters, human rights and development. “If people only knew, then they would act!” The image of a suffering child or the story of a starving mother supposedly should make us care and want to alleviate that suffering and make a change. People know, but they do not necessarily act.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
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Additional Information: © 2012 POLIS
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2014 09:22
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2021 23:06

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