The Terry Project on CiTR #55: After the Disaster

On this episode of The Terry Project we look at humanity in the face of disaster. First–we meet Christine Lang, a survivor of the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake; then criticize Oprah’s coverage of Katrina and the 2010 Haitian Earthquake; and we finish up with a special report of the tensions around efforts to rebuild Christchurch.

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Part One: The Earthquake and Tsunami

Christine Lang tells a story of survival. Produced by Wade Jordan and CiTR’s Chirag Mahajan.

Part Two: Oprah Winfrey and the Politics of Pity

Dana Cloud and Eileen Mangubat discuss international reporting in disaster zones. Are they doing it right?

Part Three: Rebuilding Christchurch

Terry Project Research assistant Rebekah Parker travels to Christchurch, New Zealand. How is the city rebuilding? And who is it rebuilding for?





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