Reflective Media Use Dossier

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I will focus on international news events for this reflection. The following international news events will be mentioned: David Hicks, Mr. Blair's new proposals for criminals, Egypt's constitution, Hong Kong's leader won new term, and Seized sailors held in Iranian.

-Print media reports and my reflectionsOn Monday, 26 March 2007 (page 6), The MX News reported that David Hicks is contemplating agreeing to a plea deal with US military prosecutors. I was particularly disappointed with the report in The MX News. This report only described the situation of Hicks and what his lawyer said. It was a shallow report as it did not include any analysis to the event. The report in the MX NEWS relied on news agency reporters.

On Monday, 26 March 2007 (page 2), THE AUSTRALIAN reported that the father of Australian Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks has spoken of an emotional reunion after their first meeting in three years.

When compare with the report in the MX NEWS, the report in THE AUSTRALIAN was much better.

Firstly, it was all-side and did mention the background of this event. They had a reporter on the ground rather than relied on news agency reporters.

Secondly, the report was in-depth, it focusing mostly on father and son's first hug in three years. The reporter paid careful attention to details.

-Broadcast media reports and my reflectionsOn Tuesday, 27 March 2007, the CCTV9 reported that Donald Tsang has won a second term as Hong Kong's chief executive in the first contested leadership race since the city returned to Chinese rule. The report was in-depth. The following question was discussed in the report "will there be democratic reforms under HK's newly-elected chief executive?" The discussion reflected that, there will not be democratic reforms under HK's newly-elected chief executive. Because the real political...