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BERSIH3.0 Reporting: Don’t Get Trapped in Orwell’s 1984 Mentality

BERSIH3.0 Reporting: Don’t Get Trapped in Orwell’s 1984 Mentality

BERSIH3.0 Reporting: Don’t Get Trapped in Orwell’s 1984 Mentality May 18, 2012 BERSIH3.0 Reporting: Don’t Get Trapped in Orwell’s 1984 Mentality by Azam Aris Seeking a more objective and balanced view of the BERSIH3.0 rally, I shunned the news reports in the mainstream media–print and the free-to-air TV stations–which, as expected, gave a one-sided story of the event. I trawled the Internet over the last tow days to look for commentaries ,eyewitness accounts and videos of the rally for free and fair elections. As a print media journalist, I also wanted to know the extent of coverage by the alternative media on the Internet, including social media networks, their effectiveness and the public feedback they attracted. The verdict is this: excluding the sites obviously against or for BERSIH, there were many objective and balanced views and links that readers would appreciate a...

Full article: http://dinmerican.wordpress.com/2012/05/18/bersih3-0-repo...

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