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How the world heard the grim news


Warning: This post was published more than 12 years ago.

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How the world heard the grim news (Guardian)

Some interesting points here. I personally was very disappointed with the response of the terrestrial channels to this news, and I hope that the BBC issue some sort of response to the criticism levelled at them from many quarters for failing to provide adequate coverage of an obviously huge story due to a desire not to interrupt their Christmas schedules. But I’m not entirely sure they’ll give one.

This 153rd post was filed under: News and Comment, Tsunami 2004.

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John Spencer has died (published 17th December 2005)

Changing the schedule (published 19th February 2013)

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The Guardian Offices, 7 July 2005 (published 19th July 2005)

Comments and responses

Comment from Alan

by Alan

Comment posted at 08:18 on 29th April 2007.

I would leave a comment f I knew what the heck this post was about. What grim news? When?

Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)

by sjhoward

Comment posted at 10:02 on 29th April 2007.

It was related to the Tsunami in the tail end of 2004. Unfortunately, when moving blogging platforms some years ago, the link has become incorrectly formatted and hence not clickable, and I’ve not noticed until now. But I have now fixed it. So you can comment away.

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