The Telegraph, Calcutta: Editorial about poor China-India relations mentions Barbados Free Press as a cause!

According to an editorial in The Telegraph – the largest English-language daily paper in Eastern India – some of the troubles between China and India are the natural result of…

…Barbados Free Press.

Yup. Really.

“As noted above, there is much that is wrong with India’s media and its interaction with centres of power, whether official, political or mercantile. But since Wen conceded its freedom, he cannot blame Delhi for the “damage” newspaper reports have supposedly done to bilateral ties. Both governments have the true measure of the media’s capability, and it isn’t plausible either to claim that national leaders have to strive to “repair the damage and harm” done by irresponsible Indian coverage. Wen’s real fear is probably the impact of Indian reports on the Chinese people (domestic and overseas) in this internet age of Facebook, Twitter and mass-distribution text messages on mobile phones. Never forget that pagers and the fax machine spurred the Tiananmen Square protests. More recently, the tiny Barbados Free Press website reported…

Continue reading The Telegraph editorial by Sunanda K. Datta-Ray A Study in Contrasts

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9 responses to “The Telegraph, Calcutta: Editorial about poor China-India relations mentions Barbados Free Press as a cause!

  1. vancet

    Chinese Embassy in Barbados is Y! Ya think?

  2. West Side Davie

    Bloody Hell!

    Astonishing.

  3. Anonymous

    I could not find any connection to the news item and the alleged involvement of Barbados free press. I have read the article twice. Nowhere does it mention Barbados even remotely. Will you guys tell us how Barbadian press is involved here? Satellite effect perhaps? Or hang over effect of the plantation times?

  4. gladhanding

    Anonymous says: “I could not find any connection to the news item and the alleged involvement of Barbados free press. I have read the article twice. Nowhere does it mention Barbados even remotely”

    Are you blind? The article is there and BFP is mentioned in the second last paragraph as being an example of the twittering and internet sites that bug the Chinese. Why should this appear in the largest daily newspaper in India? As West Side Davie said “Astonishing” !!! and I agree.

  5. Telegraph link

    The link to the Telegraph appears to be out of order? I read it as well this morning and BFP was there.

    Has journalism become so controlled or poorly paid in these huge countries that the internet blogs have to print and provide the stories?

  6. Anonymous

    Are you blind?-says gladhandling, extremely polite way of addressing another contribuitor [perhaps got rudeness all his/her life]

    Can you explain how does the reference to BFP equals to blaming in the editorial of The daily telegraph? By the way it is not the largest daily in India. Have you heard of Indian express? What about Times of India? May be the reference ‘ tiny ‘ irked you guys with megalomania. That’s all.

  7. Anonymous

    The 2009 Indian Readership Survey findings shows that the largest read local language newspapers to be Dainik Jagran (with 55.7 million readers) and Dainik Bhaskar (with 44.9 million readers), both published in Hindi. The Times of India is the most widely read English language newspaper (13.3 million), followed by Hindustan Times (6.3 million), The Hindu (5.2 million). The New Indian Express is another widely-read English language newspaper (1.8 million}. Malayala Manorama newspaper which is published in Malayalam from Kerala, currently has a readership of over 16 million (with a circulation base of over 1.8 million copies) has the most circulation in regional languages.

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