Aide and the Media

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2007
Aide and the Media
Wed, 08-18-2010 - 3:27pm

So this article blames "donor fatigue", but I think that the media is

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-10-2010
Wed, 08-18-2010 - 4:18pm
I think you're right about the media falling short here. I did know (got a series of emails from Oxfam), and I have heard a quite a bit about this. I think it depends upon which media sources are used.


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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-15-2010
Wed, 08-18-2010 - 4:33pm

You're just not watching/reading very good news sources I supposed. I've surely seen it. You typically need to go where there is broader worldwide coverage and unfortunately most mainstream US media is very US centered.

You must have missed the post I made stating that I consider the situation in Pakistan a far greater disaster than the gulf oil situation.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-28-2009
Fri, 08-20-2010 - 6:12pm

Yes...I'd seen it. It's supposed to worse than Katrina and the Tsunami put together. Apparently 4 million are homeless and the true death toll is unknown at this point. The flooding has been going on for three weeks now.

I do think it may be doner fatigue....but then, look where it is.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-01-2010
Fri, 08-20-2010 - 6:24pm

~Where is the coverage for Pakistan?~

I haven't been following the US news much, but here the coverage is pretty extensive.

~can't think of any reason why the Mosque story has this much press~

Controversy sells?

~Why is this a national story?~

I think the earlier reports of it being right on Ground Zero, etc., contributed to that.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Sat, 08-21-2010 - 9:34am


I must admit my first thought was, "they are going to have a hard time getting people to send money to Pakistan. "



I disagree with you, but I'm pretty sure