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How not to write about humanitarian work

By Brendan Rigby & Tobias Denskus

Under the headline “Violinist to volunteer: Medecins Sans Frontieres work in war-torn Africa life-changing for Adelaide nurse” Brett Williamson wrote a questionable piece of humanitarian journalism for Australia’s ABC News.

It is so bad it can almost serve as a template for journalism students on how not to write a piece on humanitarian aid and international development.

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