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Irresponsible Journalism: Just One More Plague Faced by the World’s Most Vulnerable

02/04/2011

Authored by John Barnes

On January 23, 2011, the AP released a piece alleging “discovery” of fraudulent use of Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) grants. The story sought to appeal to readers by invoking the celebrity angle – leading some to believe that Bono himself was somehow implicated. Leaning toward sensationalism, it used inflammatory language and misleading examples to support the allegations against the Global Fund. While the reporter did admit that it was the Global Fund’s own investigations that uncovered misuse of funds, it somehow made it seem like it was the findings of a whistle blower that were going unheard.

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Recording now available! Philanthropy & the Global Fund

06/07/2012

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