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Media coverage is an important tool for humanitarian organizations to achieve their mission-driven activities - from advocacy to public support. These tools examine the dynamics of media coverage of humanitarian relief and provide support for building organizational capacity to engage the media.

TOWARD NEW UNDERSTANDINGS:
Journalists & Humanitarian Relief Coverage

Fritz Institute and Reuters AlertNet undertook this study to examine the dynamics of relief media coverage and help the humanitarian relief community build its capacity to engage the media. Conducted by Columbia University's Steve Ross, this is the most comprehensive study of the relationship between international journalists & NGOs.

ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS
Annenberg Washington Program of Northwestern University
Media, Disaster Relief and Images of the Developing World: Strategies for Rapid, Accurate, and Effective Coverage of Complex Stories From Around the Globe.
(March 1994)

Medicens Sans Frontiers
MSF Issues "Top Ten" List of the Year's Most Underreported Humanitarian Stories.
(June 1, 2004)

Reuters AlertNet
Humanitarian Action Does Not Depend on Media Coverage.
(October 31, 2002)

South Asian Women's Forum
Role of Media in Covering Humanitarian Conflict.
(December 10, 2001)

Tikkun.org
The Media and the Cycle of Humanitarian Crisis.
(February 1999)

 
 
 
 
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-Luk Van Wassenhove,
Henry Ford Chaired Professor of Manufacturing, INSEAD University
 
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