Archive for the 'Media' Category



27
Mar
08

Olympic regrets?

Will the Chinese government regret having the Olympics in their country?
But will it be good for China?

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27
Mar
08

Talking points for 27 March

Good morning, Tibet is still leading the news on the BBC web site, with protesting monks disrupting a tour by the first foreign journalists to visit Lhasa since demonstrations erupted two weeks ago.

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25
Mar
08

Is the western media biased against China?

Hi there, Madeleine┬ápresenting today, and we’re asking if the western media is biased against China?

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25
Mar
08

Talking points for 25th March

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.

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24
Mar
08

Is the Western media biased?

Official Chinese newspapers have been attacking Western media coverage of the recent unrest in Tibet. They’re quoting Chinese journalism experts and editorials in the international press on what they see as the bias and distortion of various reports in the British and American media. Continue reading ‘Is the Western media biased?’

21
Mar
08

Would you like to know what I think?

Jeff Jarvis is a blogger and he’s really got me thinking on how best WHYS can meet the BBC’s ambition of impartiality. He says it’s time for journalists to come clean about their views. Would it be more honest and more impartial if we told you what we think?

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05
Mar
08

Do celebrities get off too lightly for taking drugs?

The UN’s International Narcotics Control Board published its annual report today. One of the issues highlighted in this year’s wide-ranging report is the danger of young people being influenced by famous people who are caught taking drugs.

The report says that celebrities are all too often dealt with leniently, which in turn is sending out the wrong message to young people. Is that true?

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