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Media Representations

Tell me about the slums

I like to watch what I call ‘popular documentaries’ about life in other countries. In my eyes, these are different from ‘regular documentaries’, because they appeal less to an intellectual elite, but to people who enjoy entertainment shows. Often they... Continue Reading →

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Stigma and HIV reporting – a lesson from the BBC

Zainab Deen wrote an article in BBC Magazine on ‘Sex workers using anti-HIV drugs instead of condoms’. However, her reporting is everything else but neutral. Her first paragraph reeks with stigmatizing rhetoric:  “In Kenya 1.5 million people are living with... Continue Reading →

Global health reporting fail – tuberculosis

And I read another article covering global health that is somewhat biased (chrmm chrmm). I'm talking about Tulip Mazumdar's article on multi-drug resistant TB : Global resistance to TB drugs is 'ticking time bomb' We have the usual suspects: -an alarmist... Continue Reading →

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