‘CNN shows Ukraine’s parts in Pakistan’

Sharp-eyed viewers share ‘mistake’ on Twitter

LAHORE – CNN, the US news giant, has ‘reshaped’ the world a bit in their live coverage of events in Ukraine, as the eastern part of the European country got pinned miles and miles away from where it actually is – in Pakistan, a foreign TV channel reported on Monday.

The US channel was reporting about independence referendums in Ukraine’s eastern regions of Donetsk and Lugansk while also using a map to indicate the country’s geographical location. Apparently by mistake, the arrow with Ukrainian flag on top was pointing to Pakistan, the Russia Today channel reported.

The error was quickly spotted by sharp-eyed viewers, one of whom snapped the TV screen and published the image on Twitter. The channel reported that the post has gone viral with hundreds of users retweeting the picture and marking it as ‘favorite.’

Even the fact that instantly after that the channel correctly marked Slavyansk and Donetsk – where CNN journalists are located for coverage – did not save the situation. This is not the first time, as the US news channel last year placed Hong-Kong in South America. Before that, the channel outraged the Britons after its on-air map relocated London miles to the north-east in Norfolk.

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