A bad week for ...

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 13 May, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 13 May, 2012, 12:00am


Violet D'Mello

After being injured by two cheetahs at a game reserve in South Africa, the tourist from Aberdeen, Scotland, suffered further indignity when photographs her husband took of the attack went viral on the internet. D'Mello told the BBC she had numerous bite and puncture marks, and that her scalp had been 'sliced open'. The D'Mellos were still able to continue their holiday.

He Jia

The announcer for state-run CCTV declared the Philippines to be a part of China, in a report on the territorial dispute over the Scarborough Shoal. 'We all know that the Philippines is China's inherent territory ... this is an indisputable fact,' Jia said, in remarks for which she later apologised. Chinese diplomats and media routinely claim disputed areas as an 'indisputable part of China's sovereignty and territorial integrity'.

Melissa Chan

The Al-Jazeera correspondent was refused a renewal of the visa that allowed her to work on the mainland for the past five years. The decision has forced the Qatar-based network to close its English-language bureau in Beijing. The Foreign Correspondents' Club of China, says Beijing was angered by an Al-Jazeera documentary about labour camp prisons.