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Eritrea and the International Media – An Outsider’s Perspective

Hafsa-Kara Mustapha on Eritrea’s struggle for independent development, the global media
Although the narrative on Eritrea is often misguided, cursory, or lacking in context, challenges to the mainstream perspective of the country can be found. We are privileged to have an insightful contribution by Hafsa Kara-Mustapha, a highly respected international journalist and political analyst. Here, she touches on Eritrea’s struggle for independent development, the global media, and a range of other geopolitical topics.

By Hafsa Kara-Mustapha,

The media may be our only source of information on conflicts happening far away but it’s by far the most unreliable. When discussing Eritrea, tragically sandwiched between two formidable African nations, much is said about its “dictatorial regime.” But what exactly constitutes a dictatorial regime in the opinion of a mainstream media that absolves the crimes of the wealthier nations while exaggerating those of its victims? Continue reading Eritrea and the International Media – An Outsider’s Perspective