posted by Milos Balac, Annie Claire Bergeron-Oliver and Lesley Dong
In February, China Central Television launched CCTV America, an hour-long daily program broadcast from brand new studios in Washington, D.C. CCTV America says that it is trying to provide American audiences with news from an Asian perspective. However, some critics are skeptical that the network will be able to distance itself from the propaganda broadcast by its Chinese relative. Milos Balac, Annie Claire Bergeron-Oliver and Lesley Dong report.
posted by Sarah Alvi, Sumit Galhotra, Céleste Owen-Jones and Tomos Lewis
When U.S. Navy Seals slipped through the dark into Osama bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound one year ago, the killing of America’s most wanted man on Pakistani soil set off a tidal wave of media coverage in both countries that helped shape public opinion and complicated already frayed relations between Washington and Islamabad
The killing of Osama bin Laden became a media moment in both countries, though one with sharply differing narratives.
U.S. media coverage featured triumphant fist pumping outside the White House, recreations of how the Navy Seals found their target, and TV commentators – especially those on the right of the...
posted by Nilo Tabrizy and Alexa Van Sickle
China and the United States share a history muddled by mistrust. This is especially true today with respect to each country’s economic and political ambitions. The news media in one is influenced by its nation’s politics, culture and history in reporting on the other.
Yet, despite these restrictions and sometimes-tense national relationship, the way that the Xinhua News Agency, China Central Television and the South China Morning Post covered the U.S. Republican primaries showed remarkable variety in their attitude towards American politics.
This is an analysis of Chinese media coverage of this year’s Republican Primaries, from January...
posted by Jocelyne Sambira
“I can’t find a normal picture of Africa!” wailed Rebecca Moundio, an assistant editor for Africa Renewal, a magazine covering economic issues on the continent.
Sifting through a database of images captured in various African countries, all she could find were pictures of children with...
posted by Sasha Schwendenwein
The 17 Afghan civilians allegedly shot and burned in March by American soldier Robert Bales strained relations between the United States and Afghanistan. The media framing of the event—and the search for answers behind it—also has been very different between the two countries.