'Outpourings of public anger' not enough, says War on Want's John Hilary

22 August 2016 - 12:30pm
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As the image of a Syrian boy injured by an air strike in Aleppo goes viral, Al Jazeera asks: Do powerful pictures make a difference? 


Talking on Al Jazeera’s Inside Story, John Hilary, War on Want’s Executive Director, said:

"There needs to be something more than just outpourings of public anger. There needs to be an ongoing political dialogue and campaigning pressure.

"It's only through creating greater awareness of political realities that you're going to get long term change for the better."

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