Listening Post - Coverage of DR Congo - Nov 21 - Part1

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This episode of The Listening Post looks at the asymmetrical media coverage of the conflict in the Demoratic Republic of the Congo.

In the News Divide, we turn our attention to a subject that has been eclipsed in recent weeks and months by the US presidential election and the global banking meltdown: the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Despite being branded as 'Africa's world war,' a 'humanitarian catastrophe' and the human exodus of refugees that it has precipitated, the headlines in the Western media have been slow to emerge. We look at the disproportionate amount of airtime that General Laurent Nkunda and his band of rebels are enjoying thanks to their comparatively sophisticated public relations machine and how the media are largely buying into their narrative.

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