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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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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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