Selective imagery: Demonise the protesters

BBC News - 27 January 2011
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While reporting a story about a petition to end police kettling at protests, the BBC use a grossly misrepresentative image for the story: one of a fire by protestors. This conforms to previous BBC reporting of the student protests, which ensure that the protestors are portrayed as dangerous beings who threaten a 'breach of the peace'.
Excerpt:
[kettling] is only used as a last resort to prevent an actual or imminent breach of the peace (see the image on the news page).


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