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Egypt crisis: Media coverage of Tahrir Square – UN provides the balance

February 9, 2011 Leave a comment
An empty Tahrir Square... uuh, does that mean there is no pressure on Mubarak?

An empty Tahrir Square... uuh, does that mean there is no pressure on Mubarak?

Egypt in crisis, a fading war on terror, Muslim issues pricking up the ears of the West, Middle-East peace process in jeopardy, imperialist throttle waning…

…the media finally has a balanced and stable bridge to discussing these issues as Ban Ki-moon announces a cautious agenda.

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WikiLeaks – About time…

December 14, 2010 Leave a comment

The media readily propels Assange onto the front page

The media readily propels Assange onto the front page

UPDATE:  Of course, on the day I finally release my grievances with the media’s treatment of WikiLeaks, suddenly something does happen to change the way reporting is done!!!

But the original post still just about stands up.

As a) this is a media blog and b) one of the most significant moments in 21st century journalism has gone, so far, unmentioned here, perhaps it is about time I said the word(s) “WikiLeaks”.

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Chilean miners – The lumbering pace of the BBC’s rescue coverage

October 14, 2010 Leave a comment

The sense of relief was shared by miners, family and reporters alike

The Chilean miners news coverage should have been a model exercise for 24 hour news coverage.  Long uneventful waits were repeatedly punctuated by triumphant scenes as each miner was winched to the surface. 

But judging by some of the BBC news channel’s coverage yesterday, it seemed as if those reporting were taken by suprise at what an easy job they had on their hands.

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