Madagascar: Reporting from the edge of the world

Ethan writes about reporting from remote parts of Africa :”How do we get stories from places like Ilakaka, remote locations in Africa with no permanent press presence? Historically, we’d have to wait for something bad to happen – a mining disaster, an outbreak of disease. I see the photos in the Globe as evidence of what might be a healthier form of storytelling – a picture of a place that’s fascinating, whether or not it’s especially “newsworthy” today. The gembloggers are an interesting complement to this sort of reporting.

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