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Ukraine & Beyond: What media coverage of crises tells us about those we forget

Status: Closed

Organisation: The New Humanitarian

Deadline: 31/03/2022

Location: Online

The crisis in Ukraine is dominating Western media coverage. The conflict has rightly garnered the world’s attention, but it has also made blatantly clear how little attention humanitarian crises in other parts of the world receive in comparison. Why does this happen? What does it tell us about our inherent biases? How does media coverage of crises affect levels of aid and ultimately the lives of the people on the ground? Is there a moral case for giving all crises equal attention?

As the world tries to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a seemingly endless list of existing and forgotten crises around the world. How do media outlets decide which crises to cover and which will remain forgotten?

Date and time: Thursday 31 March at 5-6pm CEST | 4-5pm BST.

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