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By Jairo Lugo-Ocando

Poverty, it sort of feels, is a continuing in present day information, frequently the results of famine, exclusion or clash. In Blaming the Victim, Jairo Lugo-Ocando units out to deconstruct and re-evaluate the diversity of the way within which the worldwide information media misrepresent and decontextualise the factors and results of poverty around the globe. the result's that the basic determinant of poverty - inequality - is faraway from their bills.

The books asks many biting questions. whilst - and the way - does poverty develop into newsworthy? How does ideology come into play while making a choice on the ways that 'poverty' is built in newsrooms - and the way do the ensuing narratives body the difficulty? And why accomplish that many newshounds and information editors are inclined to vague the structural motives of poverty?

In analysing the techniques of reports construction and presentation world wide, Lugo-Ocando finds that the news-makers' agendas are usually as complicated because the geopolitics they search to symbolize. This groundbreaking examine reframes the ways that we will imagine and write concerning the enduring worldwide injustice of poverty.

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