March 25, 2006

Thirsty for Knowledge?

The online magazine The Tyee is the only Canadian media organisation to accredit a reporter at the Fourth World Water Forum in Mexico City. Out of 800 international journalists, former MacLean's editor Chris Wood is the only Canuck -- pretty amazing, considering most of the countries with representation here would like to buy water from us, divert water sources from us, or invade us to have their thirst sated.

He has filed three stories, all of which exhibit something the mainstream media rarely provides: shock, not produced by sensationalism, but by thoughtful presentation of information.

In a Thirsty World, Canada Comes Up Empty
Water: Commodity or Right?
Sinking Cash into Water

1 comment:

Kevin McConnell said...

That is scary for the state of journalism that someone like the CBC or even a national paper did not send someone their. I always find it odd how some things like this that are so fundamental and aplicable to billions of people are considered "leftist" by some. I respect the Tyee and it is growing into a great resource for information, but this should be just as important to a business person reading the National Post as it is to a socially minded person...it's WATER afterall!