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Old 10-21-2005, 02:03 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Intrepid Homoludens
It's a public service message for grownups using cute cartoon characters, am I right? My question is - is it not enough to show images of actual starving children in
Apparently it's not:

Philippe Henon, a spokesman for Unicef Belgium, said his agency had set out to shock, after concluding that traditional images of suffering in Third World war zones had lost their power to move television viewers. "It's controversial," he said. "We have never done something like this before but we've learned over the years that the reaction to the more normal type of campaign is very limited."
It sounds like a chilling and effective way to make the point, to me.
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