During the economic crisis of 2008-2011, media represented foreign aid primarily as a domestic concern in Ireland, United Kingdom and United States, concludes a recent study by Anthony Cawley of Liverpool Hope University.
News media works as an influence on donor nations’ aid allocations, acting as a platform where such decisions are justified. Issues related to international aid agreements may have been neglected in the media especially from the view of the recipient countries.
Read the article published in International Communication Gazette here (abstract public).
Picture: A handful of hope in Gulu, northern Uganda by DFID, licence CC BY 2.0