Other agendas pushed outside summit

China Daily

Fu Jing
April 3, 2009

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LONDON: Not all the 2,200 accredited media representatives at the G20 summit were journalists - activists and academics made use of the global media reach to spread their message, too.

"I am here to remind the world leaders, through the media, that their topics should go beyond derivative traders, credit default swaps and mortgage-backed securities," Geldof told China Daily.

Surrounded by journalists, he patiently made his case that the international financial crisis stemmed from the neglect of Africa and the poorest of the poor.

"The failure of the world financial system can be attributed to the fact that 50 percent …

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