Sean Penn calls on media outlets to refocus attention on Haiti

Actor and activist SEAN PENN has blasted the world's media for ignoring "good news" about Haiti.

The Mystic River star was one of the first celebrities to offer his help to Haitians following 2010's 7.0-magnitude earthquake, which ravaged the nation and left thousands homeless. He co-founded the J/P Haitian Relief Organization and became its chairman and CEO.

Four years after the disaster, Penn claims the bosses of media outlets who were initially interested in Haiti's recovery have now turned their backs on the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation - and they're refusing to report the good news about the country's comeback.

Speaking at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles on Monday (28Apr14), Penn said, "This is a miracle unreported."

The actor/director is encouraging news producers to refocus their efforts on Haiti in a bid to improve tourism and build on what the locals have been able to achieve from the rubble.

He added, "No one is asking for a handout. It's not a beggar culture. Everyone is asking for a job."

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