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Your Turn: How Are Poor Countries Portrayed By Aid Groups And The Media?

A child carries a pouch of pellet from a cave dug-out to seaside in a encampment of Ambohitsara in eastern Madagascar, characterized as a low-income nation by a World Bank.

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A child carries a pouch of pellet from a cave dug-out to seaside in a encampment of Ambohitsara in eastern Madagascar, characterized as a low-income nation by a World Bank.

Samantha Reinders for NPR

It’s an thought that is now swelling around on Twitter in a tellurian growth community.

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Maybe a reason President Donald Trump called El Salvador, Haiti and nations in Africa “shithole countries” is since of a approach a media and assist groups execute bad countries.

The thought was brought adult by Owen Barder, a clamp boss of a Center for Global Development, a consider tank on general issues like assist and poverty, in a Tweet he posted on Friday:

That view was echoed by Dina Pomerantz, a distinguished growth economist during a University of Zurich. “When well-meaning people report misery as a hellhole, we shouldn’t be astounded that people finish adult meditative of bad places as ‘shitholes,’ ” she tweeted.

One NGO lauded a review for illustrating a incentives that competence pull a tellurian assist organisation to uncover tellurian suffering. If a organisation paints building countries in a certain light, that competence make it seem that misery isn’t so bad, creation it harder to appeal contributions from donors or governments. But if a organisation paints a nation as bad and hopeless, there’s a risk of perpetuating disastrous stereotypes.

We’d like to hear your thoughts on a issue. What do we consider of a approach bad countries are portrayed by assist groups and a media?

Share your thoughts in a apparatus below. We’ll offer a roundup of your views in a Goats and Soda blog on Tuesday, Jan 16.

Editor’s note: NPR has motionless in this box to spell out a coarse word that a boss reportedly used since it meets a customary for use of descent language. It is “absolutely constituent to a definition and suggestion of a story being told.”