What happens when newspapers copy and paste from the internet

Emily Shackleton
Tuesday 14 April 2015 19:00
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Day one of Sudan's general election, and you would think that it may be the main focus of the press in the region.

Not for the Citizen.

The South Sudanese newspaper instead decided that the imprisonment of 46 Egyptian fisherman was more front-page worthy news than 13million people determining whether President Omar al-Bashid holds on to power for another five year term.

Ex-BBC correspondent James Copnall pointed out the choice in leading story.

Much more noteworthy, however, was a truly embarrassing copy and paste faux-pas published alongside.

In the paper's page one story about Russia unblocking the sale of advanced air-defence systems to Iran, it is clear that the journalist had ignored the automated plea to not copy and paste the copy of the original article.

Excellent work all round.

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