Global Mandela TV coverage dwindles: researcher
Very few international TV broadcasters have remained interested in reporting on former president Nelson Mandela, according to a media research company. Only South Africa had provided enough coverage of his health and legacy, which was keeping him topical, Media Tenor SA found. In 2009, July 18, Mandela's birthday, was declared as Mandela Day in South Africa to honour the former statesman.
He said most of the other global media, who were still interested in Mandela, had turned away from the negative issue his health and had begun to focus more on his legacy. Media Tenor SA found at the beginning of July that South Africa and France were the only countries whose media coverage of Mandela focused on his legacy rather than his health.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The New Age Online