Activity 5.2 - Choosing statistics to tell a story
3 - Exploring Nile Basin statistics
- Follow this link and explore some of the statistics about the Nile Basin on the FAO website.
- In your own notes, write sentences that you think would engage a reader based on the numbers alone. List the news values they contain.
Example 1 “There are years when Sudan experiences no rainfall at all, what do you think this means for the population?” (news values: surprise, bad news)
Example 2 “At its current rate of growth, Sudan will no longer have a surplus of water in X years” (news values: conflict of development versus natural resources, surprise, bad news)