From the BeAWitness.org website –
“During June 2005, CNN, FOXNews, NBC/MSNBC, ABC, and CBS ran 50 times as many stories about Michael Jackson and 12 times as many stories about Tom Cruise as they did about the genocide in Darfur.”
I’ve recently started reading a blog from an aid worker in Darfur, and was saddened at how little of what she writes about I’d read from other sources. I’ve heard a fair bit about the Darfur situation, but there still seems to be nowhere near enough pressure to change things there, and clearly not enough news coverage.
So the BeAWitness.org people are petitioning the news sources to cover the story more – check out their website, sign the petition and have a read of the Darfur aid worker blog too – both well worth seeing.by