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Taking A Closer Look at the Celebrity-Charity Complex

Mary Slosson

Fascinating story here from former Associated Press Haiti correspondent Jonathan M. Katz on the particular perils of celebrity-driven activism in post-earthquake Haiti.

Katz had been reporting from Haiti for years when the 2010 quake that killed at least 100,000 people, and gives insight into the case of Sean Penn's involvement in recovering from the unthinkable damage. It also serves as a cautionary tale about the power that celebrities have in the aid world, for good or bad.

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