Friday, June 19, 2009

Alike or different?

After six days of protesting the election results in Iran, the
spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is giving a speech now at
Tehran University.

What's interesting is that CNN and many other medial outlets are
comparing the barring of foreign journalists from covering the street
protests to what happened a few weeks ago in Beijing in the run-up to
the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

They point out that while Internet connections are almost cut off in
Iran, it is similar to the few days leading up to June 4 that websites
like Twitter and Hotmail were blocked.

CNN has relied on "ireporters" on the scene, giving the media
organization pictures and footage of chaotic scenes, whereas in
Beijing, security guards kept opening up umbrellas to prevent
cameramen from filming shots of the square.

Coincidence or lazy journalism?

1 comment:

ks said...

cnn reportings are quite biased at times. this is particularly acute when western interests are in jeopardy. but they are always the first to report any breaking news, due to the fact that they have reporters and branch offices all over the world.