Media coverage of forgotten crises

Session/Panel at the
European Humanitarian Forum 2023 (Brussels)

March 19, from 10:45  Studio 1
Media coverage of forgotten crises: maintaining a strong focus in a competing media environment
The media – both traditional and “new” – acts as a searchlight, focusing on particular areas of the world and thus directing the attention of policymakers and the public. This often results in action, albeit short-lived. At the same time, numerous other protracted crises unfold across the world away from media attention. Lack of attention results in a lack of resources. Exploring why particular crises are “forgotten” may help draw attention towards them. This panel discussion therefore aims to identify some of the causes of a lack of media attention and to explore ways to remedy it and to ensure adequate coverage of protracted crises around the world.

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