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BBC World Have Your Say in Sierra Leone: Is the global media too negative about Africa?

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Published on May 3, 2012

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Every time the BBC World Have Your Say team goes to Africa, we hear criticism from some listeners & viewers who feel we concentrate on the negative stories about the continent and ignore the positive ones. Ros Atkins speaks to people in Freetown, Sierra Leone, about whether they think the international media is reporting enough good news stories from Africa.

We meet WHYS listener Al-Hassan, tour operator Abimbola Carrol, SLBC Director General Elvis Gbanabom Hallowell, journalism tutor Theo Nicol, BBC Africa's Josephine Hazeley, civil war survivor Jusu Jarka, businessman & TV host Joe Abass Bangura and Mariama Khaifornah, a journalism trainer with BBC Media Action.

This film will be broadcast on World Have Your Say on BBC World News on May 4th 2012 at 1500GMT.

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