Again, the New York Inquirer has a great piece on the Darfur genocide. Today's article explains why the story of the Darfur situation has been spread so slowly.
The lack-of-information epidemic has been twofold. First of all, the Sudanese government made it difficult for TV cameras to get into war-torn regions. They also shut down news bureaus in Khartoum. And,
The second problem lay at home. In the US, the war in Afghanistan was on, and the country's focus centered on the invasion of Iraq. In [Kenneth] Bacon's words, "There are only so many television cameras around. There are only so many minutes for international news."
Take another ten minutes out of your day and read the article here.