Film on how British media view developing world
Some of you may be interested in the link below to a 10-minute film on how the British media portrays the developing world.
Produced by the Institute for Development Studies, it includes interviews with ITN journalist Jon Snow; BBC staff and journalists and commentators from Uganda and elsewhere in the developing world.
The film looks at the framing of media reporting (war, famine, disaster, basket case) and the reasons for this (pressure of ratings, tight deadlines and fewer foreign staff). Some commentators suggest that Western audiences would engage more if they understood the development context better and if media reports forged greater connections between issues that affect us all. Others caution that the public has a limited appetite for development stories/detail.