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Burma: you know it's happening

Beckett, Charlie (2008) Burma: you know it's happening. POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (07 May 2008). Blog.

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Abstract

My conversation about humanitarian communication with the World Food Programme’s Greg Barrow was cut short because he had to get on with dealing with the Burma cyclone crisis. We had been talking about the state of media coverage of disasters and emergencies. One thing we thought is certain. With new media technology there is no excuse for ignorance. The Internet and other new technologies mean you can report from anywhere, anytime, to a global audience. The question for aid agencies and the correspondents is not how to get coverage but how to get people to listen – and what do you want them to do if they hear?

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/
Additional Information: © 2008 The Author(s)
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 23 May 2017 11:01
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 11:01
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/78411

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