Ivory Coast massacre
Sheila Liaugminas | 06 April 2011
The civil war no one was paying much attention to over these past several months finally made it to the public radar of some world media because it’s reached critical mass….murder.
No room for another humantirarian crisis
Sheila Liaugminas | 03 April 2011
Maybe news print television news programs only have so much space to fill with what (they think) we need to know. But the new communications media cover such boundless terrain, there’s no excuse but apathy or lack of depth in their news staffs for the lack of coverage of some (many) geopolitical hotspots where people are living with existential crises.
The Ivory Coast is not so far away
Sheila Liaugminas | 29 March 2011
If you are a humanitarian, are there limits to relief efforts? With all the news lately reporting on the “international community” responding to the crisis in Libya (Yemen, Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, the entire region..), the question arises: How can our concern about human crises be directed to some populations while ignoring others?
Christmas on the Ivory Coast
Sheila Liaugminas | 19 December 2010
During our festive season busy with parties and shopping and decorations and family gatherings, news headlines can easily escape notice. Especially when they’re about far away and practically unknown countries with their never-ending political unrest. Trouble is, behind the headlines are a lot of human individuals. And a personal appeal from one of them crossed my desk…
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