Media and causes

Ethan Zuckerman has a couple of recent posts about Darfur and Tibet, I found both very good to read. “China, bias, and misunderstanding” is about the disconnect between Chinese and Western perceptions of Tibet — for example, how and why many Chinese were upset and offended by the Olympic torch protests. “Media, reality, representation: what are we paying attention to when we pay attention to Darfur?” explores the oversimplification made of the Darfur conflict — it’s much more complex than I’ve been led to believe! — and he hypothesizes why this particular conflict has become such a popular cause for activism.

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