Who is winning “media war” on the
issue of Via Baltica?
An analysis of the
media in Anglophone
Bajinder Pal Singh, GEM (Erasmus Mundus)
In the era of 2 minute sound bytes
and instant journalism
Spatial context: Five continents
Globe and Mail
New York Times
Voice of America
Times of India
The Indian Express
Conclusion (1): In Europe, the issue is hot
In Europe: UK has
interesting: Instead of
EU, Poland is being
Conclusion (2): Failure of environmentalists
in rest of world
Environmental groups have been unsuccessful in
turning Via Baltica into international event
In Africa, Asia and Australia – the issue has been
In Americas, there are few news items on Via
Baltica, and most are drawn from secondary
sources. Straight news with no comments. No
mention in Canada.
Polish radio (Polskie Radio) has been reasonably
successful in delivering governmental viewpoint.
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