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Exposing CBC and The Fifth Estate’s Biased Portrayal of Nevsun and the Eritrean State

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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.

By Elizabeth Haile,

To the astonishment of many, CBC’s The Fifth Estate recently released a so-called documentary, titled ‘Nevsun in Eritrea: Dealing with a Dictator,” 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.”

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