UN Director: “We must improve”

The media are full of negative stories and the public wants to read about the good news from around the world, says chief executive director.

By Simon Vincensen

Anne Poulsen, Director of UN's World Food Programme, wants journalists to remember the good news. Photo: WFP

Anne Poulsen, Director of UN’s World Food Programme, wants journalists to remember the good news. Photo: WFP

Today’s journalism is full of negatively angled news, which means that all the good news from around the world never reaches the public. So says Anne Poulsen, chief executive officer of United Nations World Food Programme in Copenhagen, who has a degree in journalism herself.

Although, the media are not blame entirely.  Anne Poulsen knows that organisations such as WFP must improve in the way they communicate with the public.

“We must improve in the way we communicate with the world. It’s something that has been de-emphasized for a long time. We have a lot of brilliant communicators in the field. Now we need to ensure that their work gets out there,” says Anne Poulsen.