A well known and respected journalist emailed me today complimenting our Al Jazeera team's work in covering the refugee and drought crisis in North Eastern Kenya and Somalia over the past week, describing it as "contextualised and moving, without being drippy or cliched".
Sometimes the pictures do just speak for themselves, but in news, behind the scenes, there are so many stories which often can't make it to the television screen.
In the Somali border town of Dobley, our team was faced with a dilemma. We were confronted with scores of hungry people, many of whom were very weak and frail, with absolutely no one to help them.
As journalists you, of course, have a duty to tell the story, but at the same time, you just cannot turn your back on humanity. Our time in the town was severely limited due to security concerns, and so we had to film as much as possible in the little time that we had.
So we decided to help as much as we could, providing a little water and food for the hungry and sick, hopefully enough to last them for the journey to Dadaab, the camp housing starving refugees.
It is a type of quandary all journalists face. All we could attempt to do was tell the world of their plight, and hope that our reports would somehow influence policy and fill the humanitarian hole that exists in Southern Somalia.
I have left Dadaab now, deeply disturbed and moved by what I have seen. There are many more journalists there now than when we first arrived - and more are on their way.