Category: Media (Main)

Ramzy Baroud: Time to End the ‘Hasbara’: Palestinian Media and the Search for a Common Story

Not only are Palestinians expected to demolish many years of Israeli disinformation but also to construct their own narrative that is free from the whims of factions and personal gains.

Tamara Pearson: Media Wars: The Role of the Left When Venezuela’s Imperfect Revolution is Under Attack

The best way to counter the media war on Venezuela is to do what they don’t do: offer in depth, contextualised, critical coverage

Robert W. Mcchesney: Mainstream Corporate Media Covering 2016 Election Through Eyes of Clinton Campaign

A look at how the media is covering the race for the White House and a private monopoly that has too much political influence and political power

George Monbiot: How Did We Get Into This Mess?

The following is an excerpt from the new book How Did We Get Into This Mess? by George Monbiot (Verso Books, 2016): The question has changed a little since Rousseau’s day, but the mystery remains. Why, when most of us enjoy greater freedom than any preceding generations except the previous two or three—freedom from tyranny, Read more…

Edward Snowden: Why the media isn’t doing its job

The Tow Center for Digital Journalism’s Emily Bell spoke to Edward Snowden over a secure channel about his experiences working with journalists and his perspective on the shifting media world. This is an excerpt of that conversation, conducted in December 2015. It will appear in a forthcoming book: Journalism After Snowden: The Future of the Read more…

Ralph Nader: The U.S. Political & Media System Is Designed to Obstruct, Silence Third-Party Candidates

Interview on the elections

David Swanson: Seymour Hersh Erases Public’s Role on Syria

We once again owe the great reporter Seymour Hersh a serious debt for his reporting, in this case for his London Review of Books articles on President Barack Obama’s war making, now published as a book called The Killing of Osama bin Laden. Despite the title, three of the four articles are about Syria. But Read more…

David L. Wilson: Are Sanders and Fair Trade a Threat to the Global Poor?

The reality is that under present conditions low-wage production for export is simply not an effective way for most countries to develop their economies.

Dave Zirin: Meet Two Women Tackling Misogyny in Sports Journalism

Women don’t want white knights to ride and and defend us. We just want a voice to defend ourselves

Edward S. Herman: News Fit to Print But Not Printed, Part Two

In Part 1, I began with a case where the New York Times belatedly acknowledged that it had failed to print news fit to print, news which, not coincidentally, contradicted a party-line theme the editors had enthusiastically and uncritically supported five years earlier

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