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The Challenge of Covering the Philippines

Duration:
11 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 19 October 2013

The Philippines often makes the headlines as a result of natural disasters like this week’s earthquake, but does it get less media attention than other parts of the world? A listener compares the relatively little coverage of events in Zamboanga in Mindanao with the huge coverage given to the Kenyan mall siege, which happened at the same time. Rajan Datar hears from the World Service former Manila correspondent about the challenge of covering the Philippines. Plus, listeners’ reactions to last week’s discussion about the new World Service audience target of 500m.

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