Thursday, January 05, 2006

The Afflicted

I've long admired Jason Beaubien's work on NPR. He came through again Tuesday with "AIDS Deaths Disrupt Family Relationships in Uganda." It tells the story of Mary Namutebbe, who must take care of her 10 grandchildren because all her children have died. By describing Namutebbe's efforts to save her grandchildren from destitution, Beaubien shows how AIDS is affecting all generations in Africa, even those who don't have the disease themselves. This is a good example of reporting that seeks to comfort the afflicted.


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