Edited By Simon Cottle and Glenda Cooper
Chapter Three: From Buerk to Ushahidi: Changes in TV Reporting of Humanitarian Crises
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From Buerk to Ushahidi
Changes in TV Reporting of Humanitarian Crises
Thirty years on, Michael Buerk’s 1984 report of famine in Ethiopia is still seen as an iconic example of TV journalism. For a while, it was the “biggest” story ever broadcast in terms of global audience and impact—and Buerk and his cameraman Mo Amin, who was later killed in an aircraft hijacking, became the most famous TV news team in the world.
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