crisis / Journalism / world

the stories you never heard about in 2007

Every year for a while now Medecins Sans Frontiere has been putting out their own “Top Ten” list.  It’s the top ten most under-reported stories of each year.  Check out for the original article.  Reuters alertnet also has a link to the article and an article of their own on the phenomenon.

The top three of the bottom 10 are

 – political and economic problems that sparked a health-care crisis in Zimbabwe

-drug-resistant Tuberculosis is spreading as the new drugs for Tuberculosis go untested

-more ready-to-use food (RUF) is a crucial step for reducing childhood malnutrition.

Of course the top-10 story that hit home was the violence in CAR that is driving 300,000 refugees into Cameroon.  As I make my final purchases for Christmas I want to keep in mind these forgotten stories.  And especially as a part of the big bad media wolf I have to ask myself how I can be a part of changing the world.  How can we change the way that we look at crisis?  How can we remember that each and every person is created by God?


One thought on “the stories you never heard about in 2007

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s