Leslie Dodson: Don't misrepresent Africa
September 24, 2011
Real narratives are complicated: Africa isn’t a country, and it's not a disaster zone, says reporter and researcher Leslie Dodson. In her talk, she calls for journalists, researchers and NGOs to stop representing entire continents as one big tragedy.
(Filmed at TEDxBoulder.)
Leslie Dodson’s work has taken her from Latin America to Indonesia covering international finance, economics, and politics. Full bio
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Leslie Dodson’s work has taken her from Latin America to Indonesia covering international finance, economics, and politics.Why you should listen
Leslie Dodson has reported throughout the world for Reuters, NBC and CNN, among others. She has worked extensively in South America covering politics, economics, and international finance organizations. She has also covered Asian finance and politics for NHK Japan, and the Sandinista and Contra conflicts.
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