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Georgia coverage

georgia-0814-200.jpgHi, I just wanted to commend you guys for your excellent coverage of the South Ossetia conflict. Compared to other sources, your presentation has been very balanced, accurate, and not sensationalist.

You’ve presented the points of view of both sides, unlike many other outlets. Well done, keep it up.

O.S.

Thank you: GBU Editor

Photo: A female Georgian refugee cries in Gori, about 80 km (50 miles) from Tbilisi, August 11, 2008. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

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I posted a reference to a controversy over Reuters photos on a South Ossetian blog. This seems to have been picked up and expanded by a Spanish blog Francisco Veiga’s Veiga: Un blog (Veiga is an expert on the Balkans and Turkey). He finds reasons to question the genuineness of the pictures, based on the altered positions of bodies and the clothing and stance of other subjects. He seems to take for granted that the explanation is discreditable. Nevertheless this is an issue that should be cleared up.

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Although Reuters certainly has some very good and competant coverage of the crisis, I feel there are certain instances in which the issue is over-simplified. This is particularly the case in describing the lead up to the war. There are many complex geo-political reasons for it, other than that of Georgia’s entry into South Ossetia. These reasons are rarely mentioned.

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