Activity 5.2 - Choosing statistics to tell a story

3 - Exploring Nile Basin statistics

  1. Follow this link and explore some of the statistics about the Nile Basin on the FAO website. 
  2. 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)