Saturday, August 07, 2004

Sudan Stuff

TAPPED's Sam Rosenberg is looking at the quality of American media coverage of Sudan, in the middle of which he links to Ripple of Hope, a blog focused on the conflict. I think this crisis needs more attention than it's getting, even if there are no perfect options for stopping it. Americans know almost nothing about Africa, and that whole continent suffers a lot from the stereotype that its conflicts are all impossible to understand or rooted in some sort of ethnic animosity. If the media were more willing to talk about actual issues, it could create an environment in which people react more strongly to atrocities which take place there.


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