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BBC investigation of Cameroon killings

@bbcafrica:
THREAD In July 2018, a horrifying video began to circulate on social media. 2 women & 2 young children are led away by a group of soldiers. They are blindfolded, forced to the ground, and shot 22 times. #BBCAfricaEye investigated this atrocity. This is what we found...

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  1. CrazyOtter Link
    A very good piece of investigative journalism into the brutal murder of several women & children by members of the Cameroon military this year. The government denied it strenuously to start with,...

    A very good piece of investigative journalism into the brutal murder of several women & children by members of the Cameroon military this year. The government denied it strenuously to start with, but I think the BBC leaves little doubt with their analysis.

    Fair warning the videos are horrifying to watch.

    6 votes
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    EscReality Link
    Here is the BBC article for anyone thats interested.

    Here is the BBC article for anyone thats interested.

    5 votes
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      cfabbro (edited ) Link Parent
      Wow, oddly enough IMO the twitter thread is actually significantly better than the article and video! The article is sparse and 1/2 the screen real estate is just links to twitter user reactions...

      Wow, oddly enough IMO the twitter thread is actually significantly better than the article and video!

      The article is sparse and 1/2 the screen real estate is just links to twitter user reactions (WTF BBC?)... and in the video the narrator talks so damn slowly and the transitions are so slow that it takes forever to get from point to point. Whereas on twitter everything is incredibly well laid out with images, videos and animations perfectly illustrating each tweet's point.

      2 votes
      1. EightRoundsRapid Link Parent
        The Beeb seem to experiment with different ways of telling a story quite a bit, and it's often very region specific with the different platform choices they focus on. I'm going to guess that...

        The Beeb seem to experiment with different ways of telling a story quite a bit, and it's often very region specific with the different platform choices they focus on.

        I'm going to guess that because this is a BBC Africa story they focussed on twitter because a significant, number of readers, perhaps the majority will have mobile as their primary, or only access to the web, and twitter works well for mobile. It also really gets across a sense of immediacy and urgency, in my opinion.

        This is just me speculating though. Could just be sloppy work with to much attention given to one platform at the expense of their own platform and service.

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