Диктаторы, Тибет и землетрясение в Сычуани

Шанхай – За жёстким контролем над СМИ относительно волнений в Тибете последовало то, что, по мнению некоторых, является гораздо более открытым освещением разрушительного землетрясения в провинции Сычуань. Является ли это изменением стратегии китайских СМИ или всего лишь кратковременной сменой тактики? 

Данный вопрос выделяется среди других, принимая во внимание общественное мнение китайского населения во время последней стадии тибетского кризиса. К большому ужасу западных СМИ китайский народ во всём мире выступил против них за утверждения об односторонности освещения тибетского бунта китайскими СМИ. Толпы китайских эмигрантов и студентов вышли на улицы, протестуя против предвзятого мнения, которое они услышали в сообщениях западных СМИ. Разгневанная молодёжь даже основала веб-сайты, такие как anti-cnn.com, для того чтобы выразить своё негодование.

Западные репортажи, которые когда-то хвалили за правдивость, теперь, по всей видимости, подвергаются сомнению в Китае, хотя сочувственное освещение гибели людей в Сычуани, возможно, в какой-то степени реабилитировало западные СМИ. Даже китайские либералы признают, что западные журналисты допустили грубую ошибку в Тибете, используя нарезанные снимки и обманчивые заголовки как доказательство деспотичного правления в Китае. Одна саркастическая заметка на популярном китайском веб-портале Тянья зашла настолько далеко, что в ней сказано: «Канал CNN того же рода, что и ЦТК (Центральное Телевидение Китая). Оба канала помпезно и чрезмерно много говорят о непредвзятости. Как ни странно, оба оказываются лицемерами».

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