The American base PEW Research Center recently conducted a survey on the Americans' views on media bias and independence. The result was released on the 14th Sept 2009 under the title: Press Accuracy Rating Hits Two-Decade Low, indicated that “Just 29% of Americans say that news organizations generally get the facts straight, while 63% say that news stories are often inaccurate”.
During the recent world media conference in Beijing (Oct 2009), some Media Moguls complaint about the drastic decline of their newspapers business and blamed it on the Internet. That remind me of an article I read 3 months ago in the print copy of a New Zealander independent Magazine– Uncensored (Issue 16, page 30). I would like to abstract a quote from that magazine as follows:
“Newspapers are dying because they became the prostitutes of commercialism and stopped telling the truth. Many people stopped buying newspapers because they become the rags of a corrupt industry. Too many journalists swallowed their pride, ignored their integrity and did what they had to do to pay the mortgage. They followed the marching orders of editors and publishers who forgot, or never knew, what journalism was intended to do.”
As an accredited freelance Journalist of the Australia News and Feature Service (ANFS) and International News Syndicate (INS) (registered in Hong Kong) I have my own story to tell about media control in the “Free” world. Click on How I became an Outcast Journalist in the “Free” world for detail of my story.
The result of PEW survey did not surprise me at all and it should not be a surprise to anybody. Read my following research to know why?
No evidence to support Cheng Guangcheng’s “beating” claims (23 July 2012)
Ethic of Western Journalism: The evolution of Chen Guangcheng’s “Escape” stories (17 July 2012)
Julian Assange: the price of being a Western dissident (15 June, posted 14 July, 2012)
(How the Western media, politicians and corporations treated Assange)
Creative censorship by Australian government funded media: The Conversation (14 June, posted 14 July 2012)
Media Disinformation: Understand South China Sea Standoff through the Filipino Media (23 May, 2012)
Bo Xilai, Rumour Journalism, Western Prejudice and China’s Internet Crackdown (5 April, 2012)
China’s Wukan Protest and Corruption- Another Side of the Story (16 Jan 2012)
Dalai Lama, Tibet and Western Media (9 Oct 2011)
Evidence of Murdoch’s Newspapers distorting news to fuel racism (24 June 2011)
24 Months on, International News Syndicate’s website still “undergoing redevelopment” - Why? (27 April 2011)
Has the Australia Press Council Protecting Media that Violated Its Own Written Principles? (29 Jul 2010)
Media Racism - China, USA and Denmark, a tale of 3 security measures
More Dodgy Materials Exposed - The Age and John Garnaut Case Continue
Media Accountability—The Age must say ‘Sorry’ to Australians
Can we trust our Media? The Shocking Behaviour of The Age Journalist’s John Garnaut
The Brutal Truth about Rio Tinto Bribery Case - What People Should Know?
Media Control - How it works in Australia?
Why are the Australian media and politicians totally silent on the latest ABS crime figures?
Media Control in the ‘Free’ World - Fact or Myth?
Evidences of Australia Media fuelling Racism against Minorities
Hong Kong’s Cage people Vs Homeless in Australia and USA - in response to SBS relenting way of demonising China
Australia media and government should respect its own law against Foreign Bribery - Stern Hu’s Case (Problem of corruption is a world issue, not just Chinese)
Systemic demonization of China by the Western Media - An Issue of Deliberate Distortion (1)
Systemic demonization of China by the Western Media - An Issue of Deliberate Distortion (2)
Systemic demonization of China by the Western Media - An Issue of Deliberate Distortion (3)
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