Fake News: Asian leaders are going crazy

by rosetaillon on Février 14, 2018 - 9:33am

Fake News: Asian leaders are going crazy

 

All across Southeast Asia, but mainly Philippines, leaders are trying to take all the credibility of the Medias. Some, like Rodrigo Duterte (President of the Philippines) try to discredit Medias by using terms as “Spies”, “Iceberg of misinformation” or “Fake news” and it works! Journalists arrested, news sites facing closure and others shut down, here are some of the problems Asia is facing. In Philippines, where the hearth of the problem is, a news website named Rappler got its licence revoked after they wrote an article about Duterte’s controversial and deadly war on drugs. The problem is everywhere. In Myanmar, two journalists face accusations because they were reporting on the Rohingya crisis. In Cambodia, after two of its reporters were arrested, a news organization shut is bureau down. Many Asian journalists are worried this trend will get more important with time. According to Peter Greste, a Professor of Journalism at Queensland University, these actions follow Trump’s idea on disgracing any news organization that he does not like.

This article wrote by Euan McKirdy is truly credible. McKirdy currently lives in Asia, consequently, he knows what is going on in this part of the world. Furthermore, CNN is a credible American news website. The article was written on January 29, 2018 so the topic is still up to date. In addition, the authors refers to many local and international specialists who all share the same opinions than he does.  You can read the original article by following this link:https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/28/asia/asia-fake-news-media-repression-intl/index.html

 

 

 

 
 

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