Hi there, Madeleine presenting today, and we’re asking if the western media is biased against China?
The Chinese press and government have accused western media organisations, including the BBC, 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. Do you agree? Do you feel as though you’re not getting the full picture from Tibet from western media broadcasts and newspapers? But when China removes all foreign journalists from Tibet, just how accurate can our reporting be? As the Olympic Games draw closer and China is under the spotlight ever more, is the western media accurate and fair in its reporting on China?