The News Carers – are aid groups doing too much newsgathering?

You can now watch the event here.
The Frontline Club’s second sell out event in New York is now online. The focus is on aid groups role in the media and whether or not the media relies too much upon aid groups and NGOs to get the story out in words, pictures and video. John Owen, Chairman of The Frontline Club and Professor at City University chairs the discussion. Taking part are photographer Marcus Bleasdale from VII, Stephen J Cassidy from UNICEF, CBS reporter Kimberly Dozier, Stephen Mayes from World Press Photo and Kris Torgeson, the Communications Director of Médecins Sans Frontières in the US.

One concern is that aid agencies may be showing pictures and telling stories to raise money and provoke public outcry rather than providing objective assessments of humanitarian crises. Should organisations be more diligent in telling the public where they source their material? link

For more information on this event take a look at the original events listing.