The protests in Hong Kong, which have been dragging on for months, have kept the world in suspense. The protests in Chile or Ecuador, on the other hand, are barely mentioned in the media. A study examines reports from the New York Times and CNN about the events – and comes to a spicy conclusion.
Worldwide protests shaped the year that is drawing to a close. The yellow vests in France, the bloody and fatal riots in Chile, Ecuador, Haiti and Hong Kong have dominated the headlines. The question remains whether 2019 will be remembered as the year in which the often scolded media (“fake news”, “lying press”) reported on the events in a balanced, distant and critical manner.