Pity for the Poor, or When Do We Get to Hear the Good News?

Posted on May 7, 2014

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When NGOs communicate, they often go for narratives of distress and disaster instead of showing progress and potential. The result is a distorted and stereotyped view of the world.

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Communications experts at Danish NGOs are coming to value images like the one above, but those engaged in raising funds often seem stuck in narrative of distress and disaster. Image by Adam Cohn (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Communications experts at Danish NGOs are coming to value images like the one above, but those engaged in raising funds often seem stuck in narrative of distress and disaster. Image by Adam Cohn (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)