Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Newspaper Coverage of Poverty Increases in Africa

Over the past few years, newspapers in Africa have been broadening the range of topics addressed in their publications. Articles about high politics and celebrity news have begun to give way to the less popular issue of poverty. The Weekly Observer in Uganda helped pave the way for this back in 2006 when it published a series of articles outlining the Millennium Development Goals. The articles won several journalism awards, both local and international. Inspired by the positive reaction to these articles, newspaper editors in Uganda and throughout Africa have begun making the difficult decision to publish more of what people need to hear rather than just what they want to hear.
Source: Guardian.co.uk