Thursday, August 14, 2008

MediaWatch 14 August 08

If you've been paying attention to Russian-language news media, this is what you would believe - Russia didn't start the fire in Georgia. The San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Cyber-attack on Georgia media News site moved to Blogspot after attack...

The blog From the Frontline posted several videos showing two different reporters being shot (first one here, second here), a team of Turkish TV journalists under attack and a bombing that resulted in the death of a Dutch cameraman, all in the Georgian town of Gori.

beri_llii criticises [R] alleged Russian state propaganda during the conflict with Georgia and reviews some examples of lacking media objectivity and professionalism.

In China, a British reporter - for Independent Television News (ITN) - was detained and roughed up by police after covering a "Free Tibet" demonstration. This happened despite China's assurances there would be no interference with the foreign press during the Olympics in Beijing. [ Washington Post ].

Ahmed Ferdous Bin Alam's take on the Indian media's perception of the Bangladeshi liberation in 1971.

Radio Ratings aren't always all they're cracked up to be: In Providence, Rhode Island, all talk station WPRO-AM 630 dropped five spots in the morning ratings, after Arbitron recalled its spring ratings report after complaints of "tainted" ratings diaries, and reissued the report, according to The Providence Business News.

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