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Sunday, August 05, 2007


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I haven't heard about the train accident but your mention of this reminded me that yesterday I read about the monsoon floods in India and also a ferry capsizing off the coast of Sierra Leone, each covered by a short paragraph on the world news page. Coverage of the bridge collapse and also the Phil Spector trial obviously had more priority.

Hi, found your post through my Google "Congo" alert. You make a very good point about relativism. The coverage of world news is an excellent example of what matters to the media. Nobody cares about their last words, hey, few people are aware that between 2 and 2.5 million people have died here because of the war. Most people aren't even aware there was a war.

I live in the DRC. The victims were mostly clandestine travelers who rode on the top or inside freight cars.

Good post!

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