Beyond stories of poverty and war

“What is disaster pornography? Africans define it as the Western media’s habit of blacking out Africa’s stock markets, cell phones, heart surgeries, soaring literacy and increasing democratization, while gleefully parading its genocides, armed conflicts, child soldiers, foreign debts, hunger, disease and backwardness.”

Gbemisola Olujobi, Nigerian journalist

In this compelling TED Talk, Andrew Mwenda asks us to see beyond the media’s traditional portrayal of Africa through violence and famine, and look to opportunities for wealth and happiness.

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~ by volcanotheatre on March 19, 2010.

One Response to “Beyond stories of poverty and war”

  1. Wow Muoi. That is a wonderful, wonderful piece of work. I will definitely take time to see the play/movie whatever you call Trilogy. Did you ever get a chance to read “In The Thick of Things: A Tale of Undying Hope, Courage and Determination” by Peter Mwangi. You can find it on Amazon.Com. I am the author and I feel your sentiments mirror my thoughts almost word for word.

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