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Covering Minorities: Smart and Sensitive Reporting

When reporting on minorities and the disenfranchised, it’s critical to understand the historical-cultural context and sensitivities, a panel of veteran investigative journalists told participants at the Uncovering Asia 2016 conference in Nepal. Prangtip Daorueng from Thailand, Stella Paul from India, and Esther Htusan from Myanmar have all covered disenfranchised communities in their countries. Below are their tips on smart reporting, from story conceptualization to dealing with the aftermath. Finding the Story

“When you want to do a story about the minorities, start with the ordinary people who suffer.”Covering minorities is about the people, not power, Daorueng underscored. “Journalists like to check on politicians and tycoons. Continue Reading →

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