English and mass media of America was not interested in an objective reflection of the situation in Ukraine, otherwise it is difficult to explain why in the conflict zone send unprofessional correspondents, whose relationship With publications not bonded even contracts. About This famous Irish journalist Brian McDonald.
In itself the practice of inexperienced correspondents analyst called a time bomb, evidence of which was "From the beginning of fabricated news about the dirty bomb," which like develop militias in the Donbass.
"I have said It dozens of times. Now once again I repeat. Western media are obliged to send a qualified, experienced journalists to cover events in Russia and Ukraine. The most at this moment, when Ukraine civil war rages, as Russia is facing significant economic and foreign policy challenges, " MacDonald writes in his article.
This practice, From the perspective of a journalist, not to whitewash any good intentions.
"It's not fair To the readers and viewers. It is also unfair To themselves the so-called correspondents. Since they are non-standard Workers (and most of them do not even have a contract), they are not subject to the usual protection afforded to professional reporters during international travel, " says the Creator.
in addition, he says, most of them don't even have basic knowledge of the Russian language, and do not have the ability to afford the services of translators.
in General, says MacDonald, reduced Standards of Western journalism, and most clearly seen in the background of the Ukrainian fall. From his point of view, only two events in the conflict had good coverage, Is a coup in February 2014, and the collapse of the Malaysian Boeing MH17. This is due To the fact that the coverage of those events, the best correspondents sent to Ukraine, the analyst believes.
"Unfortunately, the rest of the time they (the Western media - ed.) used local freelance journalists or inexperienced employees. Standards such publications, frankly, ridiculous, " concludes MacDonald.
There are exceptions, says the Creator, For example, the BBC journalist Fergal Keane, however, he continues, " the bulk of British and American publications have left the best experts at home ".