Netizens Up in Arms Over Tibet Distortions

The Shanghai Daily reports about the criticism of Western news organizations’ misrepresention of events in Tibet.

The Chinese public is venting its spleen online over inaccurate reports about the Tibet riots by some Western media groups.

Since March 20, various inaccurate photos that claimed to be of the Lhasa riots on March 14 by Western media were put on the Internet by some Chinese students studying abroad.

Chinese website www.sina.com placed a discussion page on their site to discuss the West’s representation which drew millions of participants.

The German-based RTL TV and N-TV made corrections on their Websites on March 23 and 24, and apologized to the public.

The Washington Post publicized an editor’s note on Monday, saying the caption for an earlier version of a slideshow on the Tibet riot was incorrectly associated with a photo from Nepal. The caption on the new version was corrected.

On the www.anti-cnn.com, Netizens continue to pressure Western media, including CNN and BBC, to apologize.

March 28, 2008 7:59 PM
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