09/05/2013 05:57 pm ET Updated Nov 05, 2013

What Hollywood Tells Us About War And Poverty


International development is just about at the bottom of the list of things that the average westerner thinks about each day. News organisations are closing their foreign bureaus. One of the big US television networks turned down more money for global health reporting after a series, entirely funded by grants, led to a dip in viewers. In other words ratings were so bad that the network turned down millions of dollars. It is that tough.

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