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Post time 2007-3-28 18:14:31 |Display all floors

Let's clear something up

What exactly is the ""foreign press" and who is their audience?

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Post time 2007-3-28 18:19:08 |Display all floors
"Let's take for example how much foreign press there is about the few thousand U.S soldiers killed in Iraq compared to the hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians killed including men, women and children.
Wouldn't you think the vast number of Iraqi civilians would be much bigger news.

Plllleeeeeeeeeeeeease don't argue against the bleeding obvious."

I'll agree with you that to Americans, it's much bigger news; they are after all their own countries' soldiers, and the same applies to any country at war. But do you really think that your average Russian, Frenchman or Ukranian cares more about US military casualties than Iraqi civilian casualties? I don't think so.

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Post time 2007-3-28 19:05:14 |Display all floors
Originally posted by zglobal at 2007-3-28 19:22
How do you report the deaths of say 10 Americans in a bus crash and 500 Bangladeshi's in a flood for example?...


Like the other correspondents said, people are more interested in news which relates to themselves or their countrymen.

Let me also add another thing which affects news coverage; pictures, footage.

If 10 Bangladeshis unfortunately caught in a flood are caught on tape, then they are going to make the TV news in preference to 20 Americans in a bus crash with no pictures.
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Post time 2007-3-28 20:21:12 |Display all floors
Originally posted by emucentral at 2007-3-28 19:05
Like the other correspondents said, people are more interested in news which relates to themselves or their countrymen....


This is true, a white Australian Taliban will fry the news hotter than 100.000 stolen aborigines.

Simply because the white Taliban supposed to be one of you. You said it right: PREFERENCES.

Including preferences in reporting about yourself or a potential adversary.
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Post time 2007-3-28 20:42:16 |Display all floors
http://english.aljazeera.net/Eng ... ive?ArchiveId=16390

UK gags paper over Aljazeera memo   

Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper has been ordered to cease publishing further details from an allegedly top secret memo revealing that US President George Bush wanted to bomb Aljazeera.

Blair is said to have talked Bush out of any military strike

The gag order from Attorney-General Lord Goldsmith came nearly 24 hours after the paper published details of what it said was a transcript of talks between Bush and the British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

In those talks, which took place during the prime minister's April 2004 visit to Washington, Blair is said to have talked Bush out of launching "military action" on the television channel's headquarters in Doha, Qatar.

"No 10 did nothing to stop us publishing our front page exclusive yesterday (Tuesday)," the Daily Mirror said on Wednesday, referring to the British prime minister's office.

But the attorney-general warned that publication of any further details from the document would be a breach of the Official Secrets Act.

He threatened an immediate High Court injunction unless the newspaper confirmed it would not publish further details.

"We have essentially agreed to comply," the paper reported.

"We made No 10 fully aware of the intention to publish and were given 'no comment' officially or unofficially, Daily Mirror Editor Richard Wallace was quoted as saying.

"Suddenly 24 hours later we are threatened under Section 5 [of the Official Secrets Act]."

According to Britain's Guardian newspaper, it is the first time that the Blair government has threatened to prosecute a newspaper for publishing the contents of leaked government documents.


Western media bias? Hmm... how about bombing non-western media?!
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