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Friday 10 September 2010

Terrorism in Russia - not much noticed in British media [so far]?

I don't recall having seen this very recent (Thursday 9th September 2010) act of terrorism in Vladikavkaz, capital of the Russian republic of North Ossetia, mentioned in the UK broadcast media - certainly not on the BBC; it seems more interested in peddling non-stories about UK actors and media personalities succeeding in Los Angeles. Perhaps such meaningless media-pap is considered more important than at least 16 people being killed and more than a hundred injured in what is just 'a small country far away of which we know little'? Personally I think the latest incident in Vladikavkaz merits a little more prominence.

(The only UK report Google News throws up on this outrage is this Reuters report carried in the Guardian; the France24 report first linked to above is also an agency report from Reuters, let it be noted.)

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