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Don't chase headlines, chase quality news

Written by Ben Ramalingam

A leading UK newspaper recently reported a warning by Britain that lives are being lost because of a lack of U.N. leadership in responding to humanitarian crises. It sounds like a strong story, doesn't it? While not exactly inaccurate, it's a striking example of the problems humanitarians face in dealing with a story-hungry media.

This article discusses the issues surrounding media coverage of the UN, NGOs and development work.