Journalistic Geography

It is often said that the world is becoming a smaller place, and that increasing number are travelling overseas; however, this doesn’t appear to have helped what is a large number of journalists whose lack of geographic knowledge makes one think think that they might be sitting on their elbows all day.

First we had a rather sad report in the Daily Mail on those miserable souls shelling out silly money in search of a bride from the former Soviet Union – and the claim that the Black Sea resort of Odessa is in what was “Soviet Russia” (it is in fact in the Ukraine), and today a report in the Telegraph on Sacha Baron Cohen suggesting that the Romanian town of Glod – where the village scenes for Borat were filmed – is in Kazakhstan.

I’ll be posting more on this theme whenever I find them…

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