For better or for worse, humanitarian journalism has undeniably become part of today's news narrative. It's a viable alternative for those who want to engage with the rest of the world.
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I left my assignment in Haiti with an optimistic feeling. Not necessarily about the country which has been victimized for centuries by one selfish government after another, but about the people.
Nine days after the devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti, media attention is beginning to wane. What will happen next, when the cameras are off? Will the world lose interest?
Soon after almost every disaster the crimes begin: ruthless, selfish, indifferent to human suffering, and generating far more suffering. I'm talking, of course, about those members of the mass media.
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