Deng Xiaoping’s motto “keep cool-headed to observe, be composed to make reactions, stand firmly, hide our capabilities and bide our time, never try to take the lead, and be able to accomplish something”, seems to have been set aside by the President Xi Jinping, perhaps, the most powerful Chinese leader after Mao Zedong. China’s multibillion-dollar…
How the Syrian conflict has redifined war reporting Is it the lives of those who capture the truth in war time or the truth itself that matters most? Cameras were first used in wartime in 1916, when they were so new that the soldiers in the trenches looked into the lens and said, “Hello Mum”….
By Patrick Ward* and Salwa Amor** Anti-regime activists in Syria have accused the BBC of bias after the broadcaster used footage of the aftermath of a government attack on rebel-held Aleppo while reporting the attack took place on regime-controlled areas. The news reports in question are also alleged to have exaggerated deaths in regime areas….