Survey Examines Aid Sector Workers’ Attitudes Toward Media Coverage Of Humanitarian Crises

IRIN: Mainstream media coverage of humanitarian crises falls short, new survey finds
“Mainstream media coverage of humanitarian crises is ‘selective, sporadic, simplistic, and partial,’ according to a new consumer survey. Respondents indicated widespread dissatisfaction with the quantity and quality of mainstream news coverage and highlighted a desire for more investigative reporting and scrutiny of the aid sector itself. The in-depth survey was conducted before the widely reported Oxfam U.K. sexual misconduct scandal by Dr. Martin Scott, a senior lecturer in media and international development at the University of East Anglia (UEA), and humanitarian news agency IRIN News…” (5/1).

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