while the content of the slide is clearly shocking & thus the actual subject of the news story, I was also intrigued by the visual design of the presentation. a color-coded bar chart is used to illustrate an “Index of Civil Conflict", while a list of abstract color-coded icons (i.e. triangles, squares & arrows) & summarized textual facts 'decorate' the left side of the screen. how effective is this slide in communicating the actual situation, & the data on which it relies?
see also Tufte's essay about the quality & credibility of informational Powerpoint presentations.