By Martin Scott, Senior Lecturer in Media and International Development at the University of East Anglia, UK
NORWICH, UK, Jan 22 2019 (IPS) - According to a recent poll of aid agencies by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the most under-reported crisis of 2018 was the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
By Martin Scott, Kate Wright and Mel Bunce. In this report we present some of the findings of our four year, global research project into the state of humanitarian journalism around the world. We ask,
Which news organisations regularly report on humanitarian affairs? How are they funded, and what ethical problems or professional dilemmas does this create for journalists covering humanitarian affairs?
ATTITUDES TOWARDS HUMANITARIAN NEWS WITHIN THE AID SECTOR: SURVEY RESULTS
By Martin Scott (@martinscott2010).
How do those involved with or interested in the aid sector view media coverage of humanitarian issues globally? What are their main sources of news and information and how useful do they find them? What impact, if any, does news coverage have on their work?
This document reports on a field study conducted in Sri Lanka under the initiative ‘Measuring the Impact of Aid Agency Programmes in Rapid Onset Natural Disaster'. This project, funded by DFID and managed by Oxfam, set out to develop a methodology for evaluating the contribution to change achieved by post-disaster interventions.