Progressive journalism requires intelligent and balanced perspectives where the public is intelligently informed of all aspects in order that they can make an informed opinion as instead of being provided one sensationalized narrative which further polarizes and divides the issues and potentially impacts the peace and stability in the region.
, Ruby Sandhu
As an individual who has made a number of visits to Eritrea on various mandates including independently, I express deep concern at the content which was unduly biased, sensationalized and inflammatory and where premised on themes presumptively predicated on subversive agendas including where reference was made to: Continue reading Sensationalized Journalism: Deconstructing CBC’s Fifth Estate Documentary on Eritrea
Shoot in the foot. CBC through its Fifth Estate made a thrillingly scandalous documentary on Eritrea, Nevsun and Al-Shabaab that lacks fairness, credibility, proportionality and responsibility. Why it matters to expose the biased portrayal.
To the astonishment of many, CBC’s The Fifth Estate recently released a so-called documentary, titled ‘ ,” that was biased, shoddily put together, and highly unprofessional. The Fifth Estate used questionable interviews, the manipulative sequencing of stock footage, and innuendo to make the case that Eritrea is a state sponsor of terrorism and “the North Korea of Africa.” Nevsun in Eritrea: Dealing with a Dictator
This smoke and mirrors approach was adopted in lieu of a single shred of hard evidence. Maybe The Fifth Estate believes that the average viewer with little or no knowledge of Eritrea will be unable to detect the glaring flaws that characterized this narrative.
Continue reading Exposing CBC and The Fifth Estate’s Biased Portrayal of Nevsun and the Eritrean State