Comments on: Liberia – shock or insight? http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2010/01/25/liberia-shock-or-insight/ Ethan Zuckerman’s online home, since 2003 Thu, 31 May 2018 07:56:57 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 By: VICE Wins Friends and Enemies Alike with International Reporting | Humanosphere http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2010/01/25/liberia-shock-or-insight/comment-page-1/#comment-2773455 Thu, 09 May 2013 18:23:37 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=3457#comment-2773455 […] civil war. Coupled with the reach of a new audience, Zuckerman was generally positive in his review of […]

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By: …My heart’s in Accra » On hating – and occasionally loving – Mads Brügger’s “The Ambassador” http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2010/01/25/liberia-shock-or-insight/comment-page-1/#comment-2670193 Fri, 09 Nov 2012 15:33:49 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=3457#comment-2670193 […] at how crazy and dangerous Africa is” documentary, like The Vice Guide to Liberia (reviewed here.) I’m both intrigued and annoyed by this style of storytelling, angered by the clichés, but […]

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By: #Liberia : We Blog The World http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2010/01/25/liberia-shock-or-insight/comment-page-1/#comment-1981606 Tue, 30 Mar 2010 03:19:20 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=3457#comment-1981606 […] Vice Magazines website? Im not happy about the documentary. Heres the comment I left on Ethans blog post: Idiotic, sensationalizing, simplistic, and in many places factually incorrect. And I say this […]

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By: Knuckle Bumps and Stomach Punches: Vice Under Fire « Lonely Girl Travels http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2010/01/25/liberia-shock-or-insight/comment-page-1/#comment-1915910 Wed, 10 Feb 2010 23:49:34 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=3457#comment-1915910 […] rationale there was a little odd.Christine Scott Cheng offered a more nuanced review, as doesEthan Zuckerman, arriving at the point that the series, however flawed, deserves to be watched. I agree. A […]

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By: Ceasefire Liberia » Blog Archive » Citizen Media: Drown Out the Noise http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2010/01/25/liberia-shock-or-insight/comment-page-1/#comment-1911083 Sun, 07 Feb 2010 19:11:32 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=3457#comment-1911083 […] I agree with David Sasaki, outreach director of Global Voices, who called Vices portrayal of Liberia idiotic, sensationalizing, simplistic, and in many places factually incorrect. To say that this […]

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By: Ruthie Ackerman: Citizen Media: Drown Out the Noise | Twitmerlin - News, Celebs Gossip, Social Media http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2010/01/25/liberia-shock-or-insight/comment-page-1/#comment-1904340 Wed, 03 Feb 2010 19:31:52 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=3457#comment-1904340 […] I agree with David Sasaki, outreach director of Global Voices, who called Vice’s portrayal of Liberia “idiotic, sensationalizing, simplistic, and in many places factually incorrect. To say that […]

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By: Ruthie Ackerman: Citizen Media: Drown Out the Noise http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2010/01/25/liberia-shock-or-insight/comment-page-1/#comment-1904332 Wed, 03 Feb 2010 19:11:22 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=3457#comment-1904332 […] I agree with David Sasaki, outreach director of Global Voices, who called Vice’s portrayal of Liberia “idiotic, sensationalizing, simplistic, and in many places factually incorrect. To say that […]

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By: Boima http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2010/01/25/liberia-shock-or-insight/comment-page-1/#comment-1899358 Sat, 30 Jan 2010 17:48:57 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=3457#comment-1899358 The Documentary Bling about Sierra Leone’s war, hip hop, and the diamond trade I think is an example of a project with production value that got aired on MTV or VH1, garnered some attention, and was respectful of its subjects.

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By: A word about Vice « Things Seen and Heard… http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2010/01/25/liberia-shock-or-insight/comment-page-1/#comment-1897400 Fri, 29 Jan 2010 11:56:05 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=3457#comment-1897400 […] What the guy at CNN.com calls “transparent” and “unique” others have called “the most irresponsible, exploitative, morally bankrupt, stereotype-confirming, thinly-researc…. […]

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By: RYP http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2010/01/25/liberia-shock-or-insight/comment-page-1/#comment-1896670 Thu, 28 Jan 2010 22:38:01 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=3457#comment-1896670 Interesting how small the world is. Yes the Vice folks are unabashed fans of my book and yes my book was the launching pad for General Butt Naked which inspired the film but I don’t credit for the tone or style in which Liberia is being covered.

I spent some time with LURD while they were fighting Taylor and that trip turned into one of more gruesome shows in the series The World’s Most Dangerous Places. The two people I had with me returned to do “Liberia An Uncivil War” and my producer Jonathan returned to yet another doco about Liberia. So maybe I am the precursor for much of this coverage but I think if you see my one hour special you will see that whether its a 5 year old child soldier or terrified villager they are treated with respect and on their terms.

I hope more people pay attention to Liberia and we don’t let them slip back into the darkness!

best

RYP

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