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Working together, NGOs and journalists can create stronger international reporting

“...The issue of influence is even more opaque when it comes to money. NGOs are not in the business of subsidizing media, but often help offset costs for journalists just by virtue of where they work. Kavanagh explains, “In some ways they are always covering part of my costs, when [a humanitarian organization] flies me out and puts me up in their private home, there is no cash transaction but they are covering costs for me…It is a gray area, and it is in some ways getting murkier,” he says...”

“There’s another kind of danger for NGOs that allow journalists into close quarters. What if they don’t like what they see within the operation? “There is a certain ‘familiarity breeds contempt’ arc to it,” the New York Times’ Malcomson says. Refugees International’s (UN/Malloch Brown-Soros) Parra says that it is frustrating when the journalists they help produce coverage that isn’t flattering, or that oversimplifies sophisticated policy points.”

“For advocacy organizations such as International Crisis Group (Soros), Refugees International(UN-Malloch Brown-Soros) or Human Rights Watch (Soros), attention to an issue can affect policy, which in turn can impact lives....”

“...Although many organizations lack official policies, and while it might not be the perfect match for everyone, the fact is, NGO-media partnerships are happening. And they have the potential to lead to stronger foreign news reporting and better serve audiences interested in an increasingly interconnected world.”
http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/publication-type/commentary/abbott-working-together-ngos-and-journalists-can-create-stronger-international-reporting.aspx

Media in bed with NGO’s. How ethical is that? And is the international reporting we’re getting from a UN/Soros NGO conglomerate working in tandem with the MSM decent? Are the MSM telling us the source of their investigations? Makes me feel kinda sick especially since it’s not disclosed. Is this why people like Wolf Blitzer, Ted Koppel, Tom Brokaw, attend their functions and even sit on their boards?


6 posted on 10/02/2012 11:18:55 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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“...Yes, we need more security, but not hunkered down in fortress embassies with early curfews and not at the expense of connecting with people from all walks of life.”

...”When asked about the incident, which began with the protest against an anti-Islamic film, a prominent SALAFIDT LEADER from Benghazi was emotional and emphatic: “We must condemn the film ... and we must condemn the killing of the ambassador ... He was an innocent man.””

“The main problem in Libya is that it still lacks a fully functioning state, a state that QADDAFI TRIED VERY HARD TO DISMANTLE. The army and police are dilapidated. So why hasn’t Libya descended into chaos? Our ICG report “Divided We Stand: Libya’s Enduring Conflicts,” which we were in Libya to discuss with Chris Stephens and others, attempts to provide some answers.”

“Sometimes they are in a position to pursue those who have perpetrated the CATALYZING CRIMINAL ACTS. To make peace, these local leaders appeal to the higher ideals of Libyan identity and Islam, along with exerting social pressure and deploying traditional concepts of customary law.”
http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/middle-east-north-africa/north-africa/libya/op-eds/lawrence-libyas-volunteer-peacekeepers.aspx

Written by William Lawrence who directs the North Africa Project for the International Crisis Group.

And that’s the mindset. He believed the Salafist. The “greenies” didn’t believe Quaddafi was all bad and blaming him on the lawlessness post-Quaddafi, post civil war shows little commonsense. And to call terrorist attacks “catalyzing criminal acts” is downright dangerous and to ask that they appeal to their Libyan ideals and Islam shows a total misunderstanding of Political Islam. He was a friend of Chris Stevens, one can only assume that Chris and this author were of the same mind-set.


7 posted on 10/02/2012 11:47:13 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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