What's Wrong With the Western Media's Well-Intentioned Boko Haram Coverage

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The West’s Nigeria coverage is perfectly described by this one anecdote: Nigerians live with Boko Haram‘s terrorism for five years, and when the western media finally takes notice, it latches onto a hashtag and wrongly identifies the creator of the hashtag as an American woman. This is just one of several examples about the lack of nuance that characterizes western coverage of African countries.

Read More: What’s Wrong With Our Well-Intentioned Boko Haram Coverage – The Wire.