This woman has been sitting at an airport in Spain for three weeks trying to stop the hunger in the Africa. I found an article from BBC that talks about how into three weeks of her hunger strike that she is refusing medical attention. A Western Sahara woman in Spain named Aminatou Haidar is an activist trying to spread her message out to the world. I found this article of international news in the BBC and did not find any stories that were revelant to any Mrs. Haidar in any American newspaper.
Much of Spain was extremely interested in this woman especially man figures or celebrities in the Spain media. This instantly gained attention by international news. BBC quotes that, “For 22 days now she has refused any food and has only drank sweetened water.”
She said that she would not eat until there was justice. How could this one woman get so much attention in the media? Why was there less media in the Western culture?
Could this woman really change the world if somebody did this in America? Does the media really pick up on it? I am interested in activists and what they have to do in the journalism world. I think that sometimes they are frequently ignored in the Western “one way lens” point of view. I have been reading through the news for many projects, quizzes and gotten into a regular habit of attempting to get more into local and international news. However, in the international news information that I have sought, there is literally no coverage of any hunger in any countries.
South Africa has been known as one of the countries that may suffer from hunger the worse but the Western international news does rarely cover any international hunger stories.
What impact could this really have on our perception of the international hunger issues?