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Western media lies: biased reports on March 14 Riots in Lhasa

03-14-2012 13:13 BJT Special Report:3·14, Four Years |

Editor's Note: It is said that behind the so-called Tibet issue is the "Western issue", which refers to the constant and deliberate fraud of Western media. We would not give any judgment in this regard. However, the "performance" of some Western media in the "3.14" vandalism incident was so impressive that they are still fresh in our memories. The fourth anniversary of "3.14" Incident is approaching, thus we collect a small set of "press stunts" from the Western media. A saying goes like "we can predict the future by reviewing the past". Based on this "press stunt", let's wait and see what new and creative ideas they have this year.

Customary biased coverage scheme: "switching images"

In a report published on the BBC's news website on March 17, editors ignored the Red Cross and large Chinese characters for "First Aid", portraying the scene of armed police doctors saving lives as a heavy military presence in the region. What's more, the illustration clearly said "there is a heavy military presence in Lhasa."

CNN and AFP both used the same photograph which illustrated a truck driving towards two civilians on March 17th. Although CNN gives an illustration as "the mobs throwing stones at an armed police truck", but due to the deliberately cropped photograph, we can not see this scene at all. The fact is, about ten mobs threw stones at armed police trucks, but both CNN and AFP did not choose this objective description.

A German newspaper Berliner Morgenpost portrayed the scene of police officers saving the Han people in riots as law enforcement arresting Tibetan people. in the USA published a photo with the caption "Chinese troops parade handcuffed Tibetan prisoners in trucks". But actually it is Indian policemen who hauled away a man. "


German NTV even used a photo of Nepalese police arresting Tibetan protesters with the title "New Protests in Tibet".

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: Xinhua

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