Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Where are all the monks?

Is it just me or has the world's media lost interest in Burma? After days of saturation coverage of the protests, the situation has barely had a mention since the monks disappeared from the streets. It no longer even merits a headline on the front page of the BBC news website.

I know there's a difficulty getting pictures, but just because there's nothing photogenic to show us doesn't mean we aren't interested. I know it might not be easy to get unimpeachable facts but the news media shouldn't just be dropping the story from their schedules. Here's the latest, according to Der Spiegel They come at night and murder the monks.

I for one am fed up with the news media drenching itself in a story then dropping it when something sexier comes along. Either it's important or it's not.

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