The fact that major Italian media outlets are ignoring Genocide in Darfur is not surprising with the treatment Orianna Fallaci received, not surprising at all.
This from Italian Blogs for Darfur:
Â 300 thousand dead, 2 million homeless, 200 thousand refugees
Â A tragedy consumed over 3 years. But the dead in Darfur donâ€™t make headlines.
Sign the on-line appeal to ask RAI, Mediaset and La7 to give more TV space for information about Darfur and other humanitarian crises worldwide.
â€œI write to complain about the little space dedicated by your network to the genocide that is taking place in Darfur in Sudan.
In Darfur for 3 yearsÂ people are dying but the alarm launched by humanitarian organizations and militants for civil rights remains unheard by great part of the Italian media. Up until now 300 thousand dead, 200 thousand refugees and 2.5 million homeless have been counted which gives this crisis the title of â€œgenocideâ€.
Everyday the TV networks reach a great part of the population of the peninsula as the primary source of information if not the sole source. TV retains the power of information, even newspapers, although in lesser proportion, can converge to inform the Italians to what is happening in Darfur. Often, what isnâ€™t told by the mass media doesnâ€™t exist for great part of the Italian families.
Nourishing a major conscience of the genocide in Darfur, the Italian mass media can help to stop the injustices and the atrocities that are taking place in that region.
For this reason I ask you to increase the space dedicated to information about the genocide in Darfur, thus putting a stop to the grave actions against human rights and the dignity of mankind.
As a consumer of these public and private services, I beg you to give major importance to the tragedy in act, through programming that gives space even daily to services and dossiers on the genocide in Darfur.
Â I would appreciate your immediate attention to this matter.
Yours faithfully â€