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    Against cosmopolitanism: why should journalism cover distant suffering?

Against cosmopolitanism: why should journalism cover distant suffering?

The Western mainstream news media is constantly accused of failing to cover the problems of less powerful or wealthy parts of the world. Is this fair?

One of the things I was most proud of as a reporter in my first job on the Croydon Comet, the kind of advertising free-sheet that people use to line their cat-litter tray, was to […]

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    New LSE/Birkbeck research: a ‘Crisis of Caring’ for Fundraisers?

New LSE/Birkbeck research: a ‘Crisis of Caring’ for Fundraisers?

What is it about “broken” that we don’t understand?

New research by Dr Shani Orgad (LSE) and Dr Irene Bruna Seu (Birkbeck) highlights major issues with the ‘broken’ contract between donor and INGO’s such as Oxfam, Save the Children and others.

It asks big questions of Fundraisers. It calls into question the whole basis of our relationship with the public and with our […]

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Global stories for a global audience?

By LSE MsC student Diska Putri Pamungkas on a Polis talk from Liz Mermin, Director of Visual at the Thomson Reuters Foundation

In the world full of infotainment and politainment with fact-checking in crisis, in-depth and inspiring journalism is more valuable than ever.

As a director of Visual at the Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF), Liz Mermin oversees a team making creative documentaries telling under-reported […]

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    German media on the refugee crisis: How the refugees-welcome campaign has backfired

German media on the refugee crisis: How the refugees-welcome campaign has backfired

By LSE MSc student Franziska Zimmerer

Historically, Germany has not got a great international reputation for hospitality. But one year ago, in summer 2015, at the peak of the European refugee crisis the world suddenly looked at the Germany differently. Ten thousand refugees from the Middle East and South-Eastern Europe arrived there each day, welcomed by applauding crowds at the […]

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A gentler way to show suffering

Leslie Knott, an award-winning filmmaker and photographer, is co-founder of Tiger Nest Films, and travels to some of the most unstable regions in world. Knott’s shocking and moving films expose viewers to the largely uncovered humanitarian issues such as the refugee crisis. Polis Summer School student Alexandra Kazerounian reports on her talk to the Polis/LSE Journalism Summer School.

Knott’s film, Syria’s Disabled […]

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