Re: [backstage] Linguistic discrimination?

2008-12-08 Thread Martin Belam
Since the BBC is more generally accused of being pro-Chavez because it enjoys his anti-US position, maybe this is just a bit of balance? More seriously, it does raise wider issues about how Internet access and language skew online representation. The BBC is always very clear that polls online are

RE: [backstage] Linguistic discrimination?

2008-12-08 Thread Deirdre Harvey
Butterworth Sent: 08 December 2008 11:42 To: backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk Subject: Re: [backstage] Linguistic discrimination? Interesting point of debate. This logic says that it is possible only to have an opinion if you speak

Re: [backstage] Linguistic discrimination?

2008-12-08 Thread Sam Mbale
I think the Venezuelan diplomat is half right. As more and more political debate is conducted online those with limitedor no access to the Internet are not represented fairly. From my experience most poor people accessing the Internet from cafes are too busy emailing relatives for money or some

Re: [backstage] Linguistic discrimination?

2008-12-08 Thread Dan Brickley
Andy Halsall wrote: Of course you've also limited the debate to those who have the capability and the inclination to participate in such a debate on a foreign broadcaster's website, whatever language(s) it's hosted in. Very good point, although I don't know how prevalent internet access is in

Re: [backstage] Linguistic discrimination?

2008-12-08 Thread Brian Butterworth
Interesting point of debate. This logic says that it is possible only to have an opinion if you speak the language of the country that you have a though about. This is just silly, I can like a part of Wales without speaking Welsh! It may be impolite to talk about people abroad in English without

Re: [backstage] Linguistic discrimination?

2008-12-08 Thread Peter Bowyer
2008/12/8 Andy Halsall [EMAIL PROTECTED]: On Monday 08 December 2008 11:42:24 Brian Butterworth wrote: Interesting point of debate. This logic says that it is possible only to have an opinion if you speak the language of the country that you have a though about. No, the logic seems to be

Re: [backstage] Linguistic discrimination?

2008-12-08 Thread Andy Halsall
Of course you've also limited the debate to those who have the capability and the inclination to participate in such a debate on a foreign broadcaster's website, whatever language(s) it's hosted in. Very good point, although I don't know how prevalent internet access is in Venezuela and how

RE: [backstage] Linguistic discrimination?

2008-12-08 Thread Robert Binney
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Brian Butterworth Sent: 08 December 2008 11:42 To: backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk Subject: Re: [backstage] Linguistic discrimination? Interesting point of debate. This logic says that it is possible only to have

Re: [backstage] Linguistic discrimination?

2008-12-08 Thread Andy Halsall
On Monday 08 December 2008 11:42:24 Brian Butterworth wrote: Interesting point of debate. This logic says that it is possible only to have an opinion if you speak the language of the country that you have a though about. No, the logic seems to be that requiring comments in a language that only

Re: [backstage] Linguistic discrimination?

2008-12-08 Thread Rich Vazquez
On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 5:42 AM, Brian Butterworth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Interesting point of debate. This logic says that it is possible only to have an opinion if you speak the language of the country that you have a though about. This is just silly, I can like a part of Wales without

Re: [backstage] Linguistic discrimination?

2008-12-08 Thread Gavin Johnson
On 08/12/2008 14:06, Rich Vazquez [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 5:42 AM, Brian Butterworth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Interesting point of debate. This logic says that it is possible only to have an opinion if you speak the language of the country that you have a though