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    08 Apr '17 06:25
    Everytime something remotely bad happens in India its reported by the bbc. Im not debating whether or not the articles are true or not but a lot worse things are happening in many other countries than a little girl being found 'living with monkeys' and a dairy farmer beaten up.
  2. Standard membershavixmir
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    08 Apr '17 06:28
    Originally posted by Trev33
    Everytime something remotely bad happens in India its reported by the bbc. Im not debating whether or not the articles are true or not but a lot worse things are happening in many other countries than a little girl being found 'living with monkeys' and a dairy farmer beaten up.
    Britain has a large Indian population.
    They expect them to be interested in news-worthy items about the homeland.

    I presume.
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    08 Apr '17 06:45
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    Britain has a large Indian population.
    They expect them to be interested in news-worthy items about the homeland.

    I presume.
    Hmm. No, that sounds way too reasonable. I'm going for nefarious motives instead.
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    08 Apr '17 19:271 edit
    Originally posted by Trev33
    Everytime something remotely bad happens in India its reported by the bbc. Im not debating whether or not the articles are true or not but a lot worse things are happening in many other countries than a little girl being found 'living with monkeys' and a dairy farmer beaten up.
    The BBC does *not* 'hate India'. The story about a girl supposedly living with monkeys was
    presented because it's unusual--hence newsworthy--not because it's the worst fate to befall any girl.
    And some people have been murdered--not just 'beaten up'--by fanatical Hindu 'cow protectors'.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/08/indian-girl-found-in-jungle-was-not-living-with-monkeys-officials-say

    "Indian girl found in jungle was not living with monkeys, officials say:
    Contrary to initial claims girl’s rapid improvement indicates she was recently abandoned by her carers."

    "But the rapid improvement she had made since being hospitalised now led doctors to
    believe she had in fact been raised by people. “Initially she was crawling but now she is
    walking normally – so she hasn’t been in the jungle since birth,” Lal said.

    “The truth of the matter is her family didn’t want to look after her,” said Ranjana Kumari a
    leading activist in the movement to promote the welfare of young girls in a society where
    female foeticide persists, and has severely distorted birth rates, especially in rural areas.

    “Some families value girls less than boys,” she said. “They would rather get rid of the girl than
    spend money on her. It is a lot more responsibility because of the social environment we live in.”

    Would Trev33 object to the BBC covering stories about sexism in India?
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    10 Apr '17 00:41
    Originally posted by Trev33
    Everytime something remotely bad happens in India its reported by the bbc. Im not debating whether or not the articles are true or not but a lot worse things are happening in many other countries than a little girl being found 'living with monkeys' and a dairy farmer beaten up.
    Hmmm... Sucks to be a country singled out for bad press when your problems are relatively minor compared to much of the world.

    I wonder if the UN ever does that.
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    10 Apr '17 02:021 edit
    Originally posted by sh76 to Trev33
    Hmmm... Sucks to be a country singled out for bad press when your problems are relatively minor compared to much of the world.

    I wonder if the UN ever does that.
    "India is also major country for Israeli arms exports and has remained Israel's largest arms market in the world."
    --Wikipedia article on 'Defense industry of Israel'
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    10 Apr '17 04:15
    Originally posted by Trev33
    Everytime something remotely bad happens in India its reported by the bbc. Im not debating whether or not the articles are true or not but a lot worse things are happening in many other countries than a little girl being found 'living with monkeys' and a dairy farmer beaten up.
    They don't like the curry in the Tandori chicken?
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    10 Apr '17 04:29
    Originally posted by Trev33
    Everytime something remotely bad happens in India its reported by the bbc. Im not debating whether or not the articles are true or not but a lot worse things are happening in many other countries than a little girl being found 'living with monkeys' and a dairy farmer beaten up.
    The poms just like rubbing the Indians noses in it that ever since they were kicked out, things have been the same.....
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    10 Apr '17 17:47
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    The BBC does *not* 'hate India'. The story about a girl supposedly living with monkeys was
    presented because it's unusual--hence newsworthy--not because it's the worst fate to befall any girl.
    And some people have been murdered--not just 'beaten up'--by fanatical Hindu 'cow protectors'.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/08/indian-girl-found- ...[text shortened]... vironment we live in.”

    Would Trev33 object to the BBC covering stories about sexism in India?
    Yeah, you can see how well that turned out in China....
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    10 Apr '17 18:331 edit
    Originally posted by Trev33
    Everytime something remotely bad happens in India its reported by the bbc. Im not debating whether or not the articles are true or not but a lot worse things are happening in many other countries than a little girl being found 'living with monkeys' and a dairy farmer beaten up.
    Do you have actual statistics on this? Or do you have a particular interest in India and so only notice stories about India?

    Remember that news is strongly biased by language so we need to compare stories from India with stories from other English speaking countries. Then we need to ask about population and number of resident reporters. I think you will find the BBC has maybe one resident reporter in Zambia so not too many stories from there.

    Also remember racism. News is strongly biased by skin colour, with news from Africa being largely ignored by most 'Western' nations.

    You don't hear much from Kyrgyzstan because of:
    1. Language barriers.
    2. Politically we imagine it as part of Russia (or more likely simply don't know it exists).
    3. It probably has a relatively small media industry.
    Those are guesses, because I know very little about the place. There was a landslide there recently and they mentioned the village but its not on any maps, nor could I find it on Google.
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