FAO Quotables

"But being right, even morally right, isn't everything. It is also important to be competent, to be consistent, and to be knowledgeable. It's important for your soldiers and diplomats to speak the language of the people you want to influence. It's important to understand the ethnic and tribal divisions of the place you hope to assist."
-Anne Applebaum

Monday, February 20, 2012

Darfur redux? & TIA on responsible reporting

Early today I retweeted a link  to Kristof's ()   piece in the New York Times:

In Sudan, Echoes of Darfur

After just completing a midterm on Rwanda's '94 genocide, I think its important that the violence in Sudan is front and center in the news cycle.

Then I read Texas in Africa's take on Kristof's reporting:
Kristof in Sudan

and it gave me pause.

TIA makes very valid points that are worth considering before we automatically applaud certain reporters for their very public (ized) forays into dangerous regions.

TIA also emphasizes that this story DOES need to be reported.  I will continue to investigate and aggregate and developments on FUUO--I may even have an interview to repost on later this week.  If you don't already, you should follow TIA on twitter:


And if you're not on twitter already, you're behind the power curve.  

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