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Camp Hope's media circus

Camp Hope's media circus
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Never have so many focused on so few…. an estimated 1700 journalists descended on the site of the Chilean mine rescue and the Los 33 story.

The demand for 24-hour coverage meant that Camp Hope became a mass of cables and satellite dishes, with the click of camera shutters pervading the air.

But even the most hardened of journalists recognised what they were witnessing was extraordinary.

Fuji TV Journalist Lucio Sushu said it was a great moment. “I’m very honoured to be here.”

The increased numbers of people on the site, including both the Chilean and Bolivian presidents, made security another pressing issue.

But despite the crowds, police said there had been no trouble – instead some of them have become part of the story as yet more interview material for the journos.