Erich Kreppenhofer Posted over 3 years ago Leslie Dodson: Don't misrepresent Africa Africa and fifty seven countries, yes, but very little difference exists in its management and political structure. True it is people that commit atroicities, genocide, war and mayhem, but remember it is the society that promotes it. NOG's and fundraiser use the reports to create the soft hearts of the donors. Unesco, W CF, SOS Children village, Education for the under privileged all will use the starving child, the Aids infested woman and their offspring to raise money. Those of us that have been in the hell holes of some of these countries also know of the corruption, the pilferage and the black market that lives of these valiant efforts of the western based charities. The fact is journalism is a profession, within a new economy. DONATIONS for the poor. Very seldom will you read a report condemning the Government of the DRC for allowing the mutilation of its witch children, but we are asked to feed them. Somalia is an example of starvation, yes it needs to be addressed, but how? By giving half the donation to Al Shabaab, so it can be sold in the market in Mogadishu ? We dont hear of the US being asked for military intervention in Ugands to hunt down Josef Kony, are we? Every documentary I have ever seen, many I assure you, deals with the problem as we in the west see it. Not how the country needs to deal with it in order to receive our help.15,000 rapes in the North and south Kivu every year. Tanzania still has Cannibals feeding on African Albinos. In Orientale the Pygmy population is still being decinated by Gov, troops. In Guatemala the Indios are still being killed. Documentaries are good but Journalists must dig deeper not sit in the Orchid Safari Hotel in Bukavu and repeat someones testimony. The censorship starts with the news story, the money comes from the charities and the truth is left somewhere in the middle. Charity must come with conditions not with a free hand to do as they want.