April Fool’s Day is a time to prank your friends and family members with a tall-tale or fib designed to make them believe something that isn’t true. 203 more words
As regards the following quotation: "With the growth in media power accruing outside the West, the challenge will be for these new media capitals not to mimic Western media but to position themselves as global players, developing a cosmopolitan orientation by overcoming difference and diversity while reviving serious journalism free from the implicit cultural stereotypes evident in existing media discourse." This reads to me as "overcoming partisanship" via an abstract ideal of universality and impartiality. The article is certainly a thought-provoking one; but while objectivity can be a very good thing, I doubt that a cosmopolitan "impartiality" is likely to be any more authentically impartial than the "International" (sic) community" and "International (sic) Criminal Court," which latter both primarily serve the interests of selected individual persons from relatively dominant countries. However, it will be interesting to see whether any Chinese media outlets will, like Russia Today, make an impact in English-speaking countries; or indeed France, Germany and other areas.