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Global news broadcasting standards

A global body to minimise one sided views and propaganda in the news.
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A world wide body that ensures that we recieve quality news. After watching an American news broadcast recently I realised that American news Isn't up to scratch when it comes to international affairs, (wonders if Bush watches any international news) this could also be said for every news service in the world mainly providing a once sided view of any given topic. In this age we have to stop thinking of ourselves as many countries and reallise we are part of a global community and things that are done in one country inadvertantly effect other countries. A global news broadcasting standard would help bring everyone to this realiseation and open peoples eyes to whats going on in the world around them.
Gulherme, Oct 16 2002

World Press Review http://www.worldpress.org
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BBC World Service http://www.bbc.co.u...service/index.shtml
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Some thoughts on the state of the media. Esp. in the USA http://www.gregpalast.com/
Some truly frightening rvelations about the land of the free....and some damn fine links, too [briandamage, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]


       In the US (where gawd knows I speak only for myself) there are enough complaints about the multiculturalization of entertainment and about the insufficient time available to report sports news. I therefore nominate Rupert Murdoch to the position of News czar where there will be available to him full multiagency cooperativeness of the FCC, State Department, and any other government agency not specifically named in homeland security provisions of our antiterrorism acts.
reensure, Oct 16 2002

thumbwax, Oct 16 2002

       How about a U.N. News Service dedicated to reporting "Just the facts, Ma'am" ?   

       All UN members would undertake to rebroadcast the news channel, unmodified and uncensored, on a common, worldwide frequency.   

       To avoid any accusation of Cultural Imperialism, all broadcasts would of course be in English (Oxford English, not the curious dialect spoken in some parts of the North American continent)...........
8th of 7, Oct 16 2002

       Yes, Gulherme, and it's not only a North American issue these days - dear old Auntie Beeb is letting standards slip, too.   

       When I watch the news, I want the facts, not the reporter's opinion on the situation. for example, I do not want a journalist telling me about the, and I quote, "terrible act" that was perpetrated in Bali, I want to know when the bomb went off, how many casualties there were, and so on. I object to journalists telling me that the attacks of September the 11th were "wicked" and "tragic", I am perfectly capable of forming my own opinion on the subject.   

       I second 8th's suggestion of a //just the facts// news service.
salachair, Oct 16 2002

       Maby a global 24hour news service (not anything like cnn) that is just the facts, its not trying to win ratings or anything like that or trying to get sombodys vote, its just the facts, what happend when and who was responsible.
Gulherme, Oct 17 2002

       ". . . its not trying to win ratings or anything like that . . . "   

       . . . and costs $250/mo (or even more) for a subscription. The ads, they pay the freight and with the ads come the air time sales and with the air time sales come the ratings and with the ratings come the quest for better ratings.   

       As for whether or not a newscast should have characterizations of news events, "the terrible bombing," I think it is reasonable for an anchor to have a personable style, including such flourishes of speech. I don't want to spend time watching a drone read the news dryly, I can do that for myself.
bristolz, Oct 17 2002

       The only world broadcaster is the BBC World Service - broadcasting on radio so the half of the world without television can listen - in 43 languages. See link. Listened to by 150 million people every week and rebroadcast by 2000 local radio stations worldwide.
hippo, Jan 29 2003

       I despair at the state of broadcast news and with the exception of the bbc, occasionaly, i give it all a miss. Thank goodness for the net I say. One chap who's got some well interesting views on the state of the media in the US is Greg Palast. I'd reccomend a look at his web site. Big fat bun for the thought.
briandamage, Jan 29 2003


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