Médecins Sans Frontières Australia launched MSF.TV this month
MSF.TV is an online humanitarian news channel enabling viewers to ‘Go Where Others Don’t.’ It is an extension of the growing social media presence of the humanitarian group including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
The online channel features real stories of Australian and New Zealand field workers who are making a life-saving difference in many of the world’s most perilous places. For the month of October you will be able to go behind the scenes of the world’s leading medical-humanitarian aid organisation 24-hours a day for one month only.
“Through MSF.TV, we’re hoping that understanding will be deepened of the plethora of humanitarian crises facing the world and the people who endure them,” said Mr. Paul McPhun, Executive Director of Médecins Sans Frontières Australia.“This is also a rare opportunity for Australians to understand the important work our staff in the field do delivering medical aid to people in crisis, often in areas where others are unable to reach or function.”
Viewers can tune into live news reports, in-country documentaries, animations, interactive Q&A style panel debates, and interviews with experts and field staff on the four key areas of Médecins Sans Frontières’ work: Epidemics and Neglected Diseases, Natural Disasters, Neglected People, and Armed Conflict.
Anchored by Sarah Macdonald (Casual ABC presenter, former Triple J announcer and author of Holy Cow), MSF.TV will feature some of Australia’s most prominent and respected journalists, including Julie McCrossin, Monica Attard and Richard Morecroft.