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Former CNN reporter says people aren’t interested in good stories from Afghanistan

Former CNN correspondent Atia Abawi spoke to a University of Mary Washington class yesterday about her coverage in Afghanistan.  Here’s some of what she had to say about the coverage:

“Yes… in the media we only tell the bad stories. When you try to tell the good stories and trust me, I’ve tried, people aren’t interested. They don’t want to watch it, they don’t want to read it.  They want the bang bang and the boom boom. I’m on air more when there’s a suicide bombing, a car bombing then, say, when I talk about children finally going to school.”

Read tomorrow’s Free Lance-Star for more.