media disinformation

Detective Job: Can you point out the flaws in this report?

This is an exercise for the public to learn how to distinguish between honest journalism and agenda based writing. Below is an embedded screenshot of an article on The New York Review of books (20 May, 2014) title ‘Tiananmen: How Wrong we Were’ by Jonathan Mirsky. (see screenshot evidence: attachment 1)

How BBC manufactured the perception of a "Massacre" without having to show their viewers a single chip of a dead person

Despite the 2011 WikiLeaks leaked US government cable and the 2009 confession made by BBC journalist James Miles that he had "conveyed the wrong impression" and that there was no one killed in Tiananmen Square in 1989. A simply search on BBC website using the term ‘Tiananmen Massacre’ will revealed that the BBC has continued to use the term ‘Tiananmen Square Massacre’ in all kind of occasions to demonise the Chinese government.

No evidence to support Chen Guangcheng’s “beating” claims

From the outset, Chen seems to be just another Chinese dissident brutally treated by the authorities, however, there are more to that.

In the opening statement at the Council on Foreign Relation (31 May, 2012), Professor Cohen of the New York University made it clear that Chen “had never studied law” when “the State Department” asked him to meet Chen nine years ago (that is in 2003).

Ethic of Western journalism: The evolution of Chen Guangcheng’s “escape” stories

- 16 escape stories with only one that makes sense

The blind Chinese dissident, Chen Guangcheng has finally “escaped” the “brutal” treatment of the Chinese “regime” and landed in the “free” world. The world in particularly the American media called this a human rights win for America.

Creative censorship by Australian government funded media: The Conversation

I decided to put these incidents on public record for the benefit of the Australian society and to uphold the original purpose of the tax payer funded Internet media – The CONVERSATION.

The CONVERSATION is funded by the Australian government for the following purposes:

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Media disinformation: Understand South China Sea standoff through the Filipino media

China is now Australia’s largest trading partner. Western Australia’s Premier is right to point out that: “… of the 60,000 new jobs created in Australia over the past 12 months, 50,000 were in WA, which now accounted for 70 per cent of the nation's exports to China … To some extent, the strength of the WA economy is concealing the true weakness of the national economy.” Therefore, it is in Australia national interest that our policy makers are able to understand China in an objective manner. I hope that the following article will contribute to such an objective.

Bo Xilai, rumour journalism, Western prejudice and China’s Internet crackdown

- How rumour journalism works? 

Chinese police have arrested six people and shut 16 websites after rumours were spread that military vehicles were on the streets of Beijing. Without factual verification, such unsubstantiated internet rumour has gone viral internationally as a sign of instability and power struggling in Beijing following the arrest of Bo Xilai last month.

China’s Wukan protest and corruption - another side of the story

One of the major flaws with many western writers is that, there is a common lack of detail studied and understanding of policy development on the respective issues in the developing countries such as China: journalists and writers alike simply hop in and begin all kind of negativity against the Central government as and when an incident took place within some corners of the society.

Dalai Lama, Tibet and western media

China has often being misunderstood by the Western public due to factual distortion by Western’s journalists and writers. Bruce Gilley, an assistant professor of political science at Portland State University’s Mark O.