Hi there, Madeleine presenting today, and we’re asking if the western media is biased against China?
Archive for March 25th, 2008
My post yesterday about allegations of Western media bias stirred up quite a few comments. The Chinese official media have been accusing Western journalists of focusing unduly on their crackdown on the Tibet protests – without, they say, drawing attention to brutal attacks on ethnic Chinese people and their businesses by Tibetans. Of course others have pointed out that this is a bit rich coming from a country that so tightly controls its own media – Chinese television reports have replayed footage of rioting Tibetans without, of course, explaining any of their political and social grievances.