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Poverty Porn

The Problem With 'Poverty Porn' And What We Should Do Instead Of Exploiting Poor People

Humanosphere | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.31.2015 | Impact

If there’s one thing I learned in my six years working in international aid, it’s this: There are no simple solutions to ending poverty. T...

Would You Go on 'The Briefcase'?

Jason Stanford | Posted 06.07.2015 | Entertainment
Jason Stanford

The Hunger Games was supposed to be fiction, but maybe it was prophetic. Now comes The Briefcase, CBS's new reality show that pits desperate middle-class families against each other for financial survival.

A Solution to the Brian Williams Dilemma?

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 06.01.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

What does Brian do? Does he keep all of the money, or does he rescue the poor family from a life on the street? It's a good premise for a show. But that's just the start!

5 Reasons 'Poverty Porn' Empowers The Wrong Person

Emily Roenigk | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Emily Roenigk

We need to pause and ask ourselves whether it is ethical to depict the graphic qualities of a human being to Western audiences for the sole purpose of eliciting an emotional experience and ultimately, money.

'Benefits Street,' UK Reality Show About Welfare, Dubbed 'Poverty Porn'

AP | SYLVIA HUI | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

LONDON (AP) — It's reality TV for austerity times. A shoplifter, a recovering drug addict and a young couple barely able to feed their kids are amo...

"News"

Mona R. Washington | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Mona R. Washington

"News" Cast: Typhoon Haiyan, Western Television News Anchor, Philippine People, Young Philippine Children, and...

What Kind of Images are Appropriate for NGO Campaigns?

Tom Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tom Murphy

Do NGOs have the opportunity to operate both ethically and successfully? Or do some sacrifices need to be made?

Slumdog Millionaire: Debate Poverty not "Poverty Porn"

Richard Chin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Chin

Whether the film is exploitative or educational, what really matters is that this film has focused attention on the poverty that's so prevalent in this part of the world.

Slumdog: Greater Insult "Slum," Not "Dog"

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Sally Struthers can stroll the garbage dumps of the world showing you pathetic children, but this is truly pornographic. Children, even impoverished children, may be cute, but there is nothing cute about poverty.