Humanitarian crises frequently capture the public’s attention, but often for a limited period, and generally only when a crisis reaches a breaking point. Crisis fatigue and the disconnect between American audiences and affected populations in humanitarian emergencies lends itself to surface level reportage. However, recent initiatives, including the rebrand of The New Humanitarian offer a new way to reach practitioner and general audiences with informed reporting on humanitarian issues. This discussion will look at the new wave of humanitarian reporting and explore the responsibility and opportunity journalists have to inform global audiences about humanitarian emergencies.
Panelists include: Heba Aly, Director, The New Humanitarian; Arwa Damon, Senior International Correspondent, CNN; Sherine Tadros, Head of New York Office & UN Representative, Amnesty International
Moderator: Jacob Kurtzer, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Humanitarian Agenda, CSIS
This event was made possible through the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).