Monday, March 10, 2014

Spanish TV station broadcast error-packed map of Europe during Ukraine report 

A Spanish television station has been left red-faced after misplacing several European countries on a map used in a report on Ukraine's crisis.

The error by TV channel Telemadrid came during a segment examining the possible effects of the crisis in the Ukraine on Europe's gas supply.

The story featured interactive graphics to demonstrate Ukraine's position as a supply hub for the transport of gas from Russia to the rest of Europe. But the map of Europe used by the public broadcaster contained a number of glaring errors.

YouTube link.

While Ukraine was in its rightful place on the map, the colourful graphic shifted both Germany and Poland one step to the east. The result had Germany in the position usually occupied by Poland while Poland found itself in Belarus. Poor Belarus, meanwhile, had ceased to exist.

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