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Thursday, 17 February 2011

Why does Sudan matter less than Egypt?

200 people killed, and did you hear a single word about it on TV or radio news? Because I didn't. I know that the broadcasters cannot cover everything simultaneously. But why do some conflicts supposedly matter more than than others, when those others are quite often precisely those in which the most people are being killed? What kind of a species are we, that we don't rate conflicts on the basis of how many people are dying, but instead rate conflicts on the basis of our own obscure set of strategic priorities? How many dead Sudanese does it take to make a headline?

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