Topic: U.N. highlights world's underreported news story
Babbler # 560
posted 05 May 2005 10:46 PM
quote:The late Tarzie Vittachi, formerly with UNICEF, recounted the story of an African official who walked into his office for advice on how to get Western media to cover stories having a profound effect on the continent. ''My prime minister is going to address the U.N. General Assembly... How can I get the story into the New York Times,'' the man said. "Shoot him, and you will get a front-page story,'' replied Vittachi.