New Internationalist

Today's press... and tomorrow's alternatives

Our 100th issue deliberately focuses on ways to improve the flow of information about development - the very reason for the magazine’s foundation. Issue editor Samantha Banerjee looks at the failings of today’s press in covering Third World issues and the possibilities for tomorrow.

June 1981, Issue 100

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Merchants of misery
Adverts from Third World agencies, which often use a ‘starving child’ image to raise funds, can do more harm than good. Jorgen Lissner considers an alternative approach.
Eyes and ears
The facts on radio and press.
The big four
Major news agencies supply almost all the foreign news stories of most papers. What is provided is often sadly lacking. Alternative News & Features investigates.
The Gleaner's vendetta
Unseating Jamaica's Prime Minister, Michael Manley, had a little help from the local press. Wayne Ellwood reports.
From the horse's mouth
How Third World news is packaged. Views from journalists, editors and publishers.
All the world's a stage
Debbie Taylor writes on alternative drama which conveys a powerful message.
They've got it taped
Video on India
Over their dead bodies
Amrita Chachi attacks the coverage of women's issues by Indian newspapers.
Pukka press
Anglo-Indian journalism and an alternative. Mohan Ram explains.
New books and classics.
Country profile: Malawi
A healthy economy, but a President-for-Life increasingly isolated in Africa.