Archive for the 'Press freedom' Category

04
Aug
08

More than Five Friendlies

We’ve been in Beijing for 24 hours now and one thing’s for certain; if anything goes wrong with the Olympics it won’t be caused by lack of man power.

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25
Mar
08

Is the western media biased against China?

Hi there, Madeleine¬†presenting 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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02
Jan
08

Normal service resumes

But only briefly – holdiay staffing returns tomorrow and there won’t be another early post until Monday. Anyway, what’s around today? Kenya, of course – we’ve had an incredible response to Monday and Tuesday’s programmes, particularly by text message from Africa and Kenya in particular.

Elsewhere a decision is expected in Pakistan on the date for the election that was due on January 8 but will probably be delayed due to the killing of Benazir Bhutto and the violence that followed. And the US primary season gets going in earnest tomorrow as Iowans caucus for their preferred Democratic and Republican presidential candidates.
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13
Dec
07

The future of public service broadcasting

Hi everyone. It’s another day off for WHYS as today the BBC is broadcasting the second of our 75th anniversary debates. Today’s was recorded in Delhi with Owen Bennett-Jones at the helm. It’s considering the future of public service broadcasting. You’re welcome to respond to what you hear on the blog.

WHERE YOU LISTEN PT 66

After Cliff in Montana, here’s two more emails‚Ķ’Hi Ros
i am an avid listener,i used to get BBC WS on shortwave here in Baghdad and it was not very clear but now i get FM which is ace.I listen to you in my kitchen in Baghdad usually while making dinner for my family after 6 pm out time. With best wishes from Julie’

‘Hi Ros,

My name is Ahmed Dolal, I live a small town in northern Somalia called Buhodle. I listen the program via Internet and usually get an email early in the day of what is going to be discuss in the evening. I have also, called couple of times and summit my comments and I love the experience.

Even though, I live at my home town now, I can relate the program and its international audience because I lived over the years in Rome, Italy, Toronto, Canada, Minneapolis, MN and had a chance to visit many other places. So, truly I can called myself an international man and I appreciated and it is global village listeners. Thank you for being my neighbours. ‘

If you’d like to tell everyone where you’re listening, let me know and I’ll add it the Daily Email.

NORMAL SERVICE RESUMED

It’s a regular show tomorrow and we’re all ears for your story suggestions.




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