Media and climate change

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It seems that the media is being bribed to report on climate change - nothing outright but a nice award and some paid travel funded by advocacy groups is still a bribe.

From Ian at Watts Up With That:

This is why media coverage of climate debate has been corrupted
News journalists are being bribed by the United Nations and the Oxfam charity to write scare stories about climate change ahead of the global climate treaty negotiations in Paris later this year.

Details of the bribes – which take the form of ego-boosting “awards”, global travel in CO2 generating airliners and financial payments – are contained in a news release just published by the UNDP today, an organisation headed by former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark.

Journalists’ codes of ethics prohibit being induced to give favourable coverage, but those rules have increasingly been ignored in recent years by the use of backdoor mechanisms like funding journalism “awards” as a means of generating content and rewarding propaganda-writers.

New Zealand’s major media, like the TV3 network, have frequently covered climate stories in the Pacific with the financial “assistance” of lobby groups like Oxfam and Greenpeace.

The full text of the news release follows

Much more at the site. The link to the parent story is here: UN and Oxfam caught bribing journalists to write climate change scare stories with more information and links. Of course, the buzzword "social justice" features quite prominently in the press release. Got to get the correct Newspeak for the proles - no thoughtcrimes here...

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