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Somalia in Media Images: Battling Compassion Fatigue

7 November 2011

The humanitarian disaster in Somalia has once again led to a series of images of emaciated children being published by the media. This has prompted questions around the purpose and effect of such photographs on the viewers and our understanding of the crisis.

Media Monitoring Africa has released a report on the findings of an in-depth analysis of these images and the underlying messages they carry.

Click here to read the report.