Rebecca MacKinnon puts her finger on a common concern.

"This is what I have always disliked most about my profession: often the best way for a 'cause' to get media attention does not equal the best outcome for the actual human beings involved with that cause.  If it bleeds it leads. If it's not bleeding, and if the story is multi-faceted, complicated, and doesn't fit editors' neat good vs. evil paradigms, it's terribly difficult to get editors to care - and thus enable the public to be informed."

and offers a solution.