The Center for the Study of Narrative and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University sent 11 PhD, Master’s and undergraduate students to Eritrea for two weeks to uncover the country’s narrative of development, and this is a piece from what they have discovered so far.
I HAVE been following the ongoing coverage of the BBC’s exclusive trip to “secretive” Eritrea, and the following are some initial thoughts that arose as I watched and listened to the BBC’s various reports. Overall, the BBC failed to provide its audience with a contextualized, objective view of the country or situation. Instead, it presented an account that was quite cursory, rehashed many clichéd, facile assumptions, and thus left the audience with a flawed perspective. Continue reading The Underlying Motives of the BBC World Trip to Eritrea. Can We Still Trust the BBC?→