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Does international news coverage evoke an emotional response to distant suffering

A study by Dr Martin Scott, published in the Journal of Media, Culture and Society was subject of a debate on BBC2's Newsnight last night. The study concludes that international news coverage often struggles to evoke an emotional response to distant suffering and that longer documentaries have more impact as they have the time to paint a more complex picture.

To view the discussion please click the link below

http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/b03qdq7g/