- 'Fake news' is okay if it's about #RussiaGate: Top 7 fake 'collusion' stories the media pushed (January 21, 2019)
A summary of stories of Russian interference in US politics that were later retracted.
- Dances of Disinformation: the Partisan Politics of the Integrity Initiative (January 15, 2019)
The Integrity Initiative - a supposedly non-partisan agency aiming at dismantling state sponsored misinformation - was exposed as funded by a UK government agency to undermine the opposition. This brings into question the plausibility of an impartial or apolitical playing field.
- U.S. Newspapers Are More Than Twice As Likely to Cite Israeli Sources in Headlines Than Palestinian Ones (January 12, 2019)
A study of 50 years of news headlines on the Israel-Palestine conflict from five major American publications shows that they are biased towards the Israeli side.
- Why Should My Newspaper Pledge Not to Boycott Israel? (January 3, 2019)
An editorial by the publisher of an Arkansas newspaper expected to sign a pledge promising to not boycott Israel in exchange for the ability to sell advertising.
- Time magazine honors journalists facing repression - but snubs Julian Assange (December 13, 2018)
A look at Time Magazine's 'Person of the Year' award for 2018, which did not list any journalist who exposed state secrets or government misconduct in the United States, nor whistleblowers from Israel, Egypt, India or any of the NATO countries.
- Blacking Out the Yellow Vests on Cable News: Corporate Media Doing its Job (December 12, 2018)
France is experiencing a left-leaning popular and working-class uprising consistent with the French revolutionary tradition of "Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity", yet the majorty of Western media have given very little investigation or serious attention to the momentous events.
- The BBC Has Legal Protection to Spread Fake News: the Curious Case of ISIS, Andrew Neil and Jeremy Corbyn (November 27, 2018)
A look at the reporting of 'fake news' by the BBC, which has no legal obligation to give its audience any information about its sources and seemingly has legal protection from scrutiny.
- Made-in-China fake news overwhelms Taiwan (November 24, 2018)
Since 2016, when Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was elected as Taiwan's president relations between Taiwan and China have been increasingly strained. In parallel, a series of fake news campaigns have captured Taiwanese media, with experts tracing several of these stories back to China.
- Women-Led Radio Station Amplifies Voices of Indigenous Communities in Argentina (November 20, 2018)
In the late 1990s several Indigenous women founded a radio station which continues to broadcast. It resists cultural subjugation and provides a voice to Indigenous people.
- As the Obama DOJ Concluded, Prosecution of Julian Assange for Publishing Documents Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom (November 16, 2018)
Democrats and Republicans both seem willing to curtail freedom of the press when an outlet publishes work against their interests, however, prosecuting Julian Assange/Wikileaks would create a precedent that would criminalize the core function of investigative journalism.
- Crucifying Julian Assange (November 14, 2018)
Juilien Assange, who exposed the dark machinations and crimes of the US government, is now under threat of being expelled from the Equadorian Embassy. The article looks at what is happening to Assange and why the the silence over his plight is a betrayal by the press.
- Why does the language of journalism fail indigenous people? (November 12, 2018)
A journalist with Indigenous roots reflects on the difficulty of doing justice to the community she is filming a documentary about. Historical misrepresentation due to lack of cross-cultural understanding has led to a distrust of the media.
- How To Be A Reliable 'Mainstream' Journalist (November 8, 2018)
A commentary on what is required to be a 'good' and 'reliable' journalist for the mainstream Western media.
- Fact-Checking the Establishment's 'Fact-Checkers': How the 'Fake News' Story is Fake News (October 31, 2018)
A look at the introduction of "Fake News" in the US and how is was used by both political parties in the lead-up to the 2016 US election, and moreover how it was propogated by the mainstream media and fact-checked by dubious verification sources.
- Blanket Silence: Corporate Media Ignore New Report Exposing Distorted And Misleading Coverage of Corbyn (October 3, 2018)
A Media Reform Coalition report reveals that the corporate media in Britain have been producing an alarming amount of 'fake news' items, which includes a narrative that Jeremy Corbyn and Labour party are mired in an 'antisemitism crisis'. The corporate media have largely ignored the report, or any other reasoned criticism of their biased reporting.
- Corporate Media: the Enemy of the People (August 17, 2018)
We on the Left don't need to reflexively and absurdly jump to the defense of imperial criminals at the instigation of that (well, yes) "enemy of the people" the U.S. corporate and so-called mainstream war, news, and entertainment media.
- Venezuela: Maduro survives assassination attempt -- but journalism doesn't (August 11, 2018)
Venezuela was rocked on August 5, 2018 by an attempt to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro during a public event, using drones armed with explosives.But as more details of the attack became available, mainstream media coverage sought to sow doubt on the events, using words such as "apparent" or "alleged". It focused on the government using this "alleged" event to step up repression.
- Yes, the Press Helps Start Wars (August 10, 2018)
History shows that a jingoistic media can whip up support for hardline policies, as Trump rightly pointed out.
- First they came for Alex Jones. Now Facebook bans Venezuela news site (August 9, 2018)
Days after the purge of Alex Jones from social media, Big Tech seems to have found another suitable target for apparent censorship. Facebook suspended the page of a prominent leftist news site writing about Venezuela.
- Nine essential tools from ICIJ's data journalism and programming experts (August 8, 2018)
A look at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists' favorite data journalism tools, including: spreadsheets, Datawrapper, Jupyter Notebook, OpenRefine, Python and R, Talend Studio, SQL, Pandas, Neo4j + Linkurious.
- Even the FBI Agrees: When Undercover Agents Pose as Journalists, It Hurts Real Journalists' Work (August 7, 2018)
The FBI doesn't want the public to know more about how its agents pose as journalists during undercover investigations.The government acknowledged in a court filing that FBI agents who pretend to be journalists create a chilling effect, making it harder for real journalists to gain trust and cooperation from sources.
- 'Fake news' a loosely-defined term used for political gain (July 6, 2018)
Commentary on a panel discussion of media representatives, part of the International Cybersecurity Congress, which discusses the topic of 'fake news'. The article includes a link to full video of the discussion.
- The Official Fake News (July 3, 2018)
Emmanuel Macron, who was comfortably elected to the presidency, has instructed his parliamentary majority to provide him with a law against 'fake news' during election campaigns. The law would be a selective halt to the the dissemination of information with dangerous consequences.
- Painting a false picture (June 26, 2018)
A review of the book "The Wrong Story: Palestine, Israel and the Media" by Greg Shupak.
- The corporate media's world of illusions (June 11, 2018)
In fact, the Great Western Narrative has been developed and refined over centuries to preserve a tiny elites privileges and expand its power. The role of journalists like me was to keep feeding these illusions to readers so they would remain fearful, passive and deferential to this elite. It is not that journalists lie or at least, not most of them it is that they are as deeply wedded to the Great Western Narrative as everyone else.
- The New York Times' Second Assassination of Razan at-Najjar (June 10, 2018)
On 1 June 2018, an Israeli assassin poised along "the largest concentration camp ever to exist" killed 20-year-old paramedic Razan al-Najjar. On 7 June 2018, the New York Times assassinated her a second time. It surely does not surprise that the Times provides yeomans service for Israeli hasbara.
- How the Guardian aided the anti-semites (June 8, 2018)
Who do you help when you censor a cartoon depicting Israel's well-documented war crimes against Palestinians and do so on the grounds that the criticism of Israel is anti-semitic?
The answer is: you help anti-semites.
- The Ideal of a Free Media Died Long Ago (June 4, 2018)
Should the media include positive editorial content secretly paid for by major corporations, as London's Evening Standard newspaper has begun doing, according to new revelations?
Most of us instantly recoil from any blurring between editorial and advertising in the media. How would we know if what was reported was factual, truthful and newsworthy or there simply as public relations spin? How could we trust anything we read?
- The Ideal of a Free Media Died Long Ago (June 4, 2018)
Most of us instantly recoil from any blurring between editorial and advertising in the media. How would we know if what was reported was factual, truthful and newsworthy or there simply as public relations spin? How could we trust anything we read? But here's a seditious idea. Would that be such a bad thing? Maybe it would better if we were far more wary of the corporate media and began to think of it chiefly as a sales platform selling us an ideology harmful to our individual welfare and that of our societies.
- 2018: When Orwell's 1984 Stopped Being Fiction (May 5, 2018)
A commentary on The Guardian's news story "Revealed: UK's push to strengthen anti-Russia alliance". Cook questions facts and the terminology used in the Guardian article, a form of 'journalistic fraud', which promotes the UK government's policy towards Russia.
- Denver Post Editor Who Criticized Paper's Ownership Resigns (May 3, 2018)
Chuck Plunkett said he knew that he was risking his job as the editorial page editor of The Denver Post when he wrote an impassioned editorial last month blasting the newspaper's hedge-fund owners as "vulture capitalists" who had hobbled Colorado's largest newspaper with deep layoffs and cost-cutting. On Thursday, Mr. Plunkett resigned after he said an executive who oversees the newspaper refused to run another sharp-edged editorial Mr. Plunkett had written for this Sunday's newspaper.
- Where It All Began: The Dawn of 'Fake News' (May 1, 2018)
While today's political smear campaigns and propaganda have gotten more sophisticated and subtle, the underlying ethics remain as maggoty as ever.
- Gideon Levy: A Voice of Sanity from Israel (April 23, 2018)
In spite of a systemic policy of demonization, Israeli journalist and human rights activist Gideon Levy continues denouncing the Israeli government and the crimes against Palestinians.
- Fisk Puts to Test the Free-Press Myth in Douma (April 18, 2018)
Veteran Middle East corrrespondent Robert Fisk was the first western correspondent to arrive in Douma following the US, UK and French attacks on Syria. Based on first hand interviews Fisk's account is clearly honest about what he reported and certainly plausible, yet respected British newspapers like the Guardian gave his reports a cursory if not hostile treatment.
- Call me radical, but journalists should be able to pledge support for Palestinian journalists: Neil Macdonald (April 15, 2018)
Journalist Neil MacDonald defends journalistic freedom and safety following a statement issued by the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE), an organization that faltered in carrying out its mandate.
- Argentine Newspapers Recuperated by Workers' Cooperatives (April 10, 2018)
An economic recession in Argentina that culminated in intense protests and the resignation of then-president Fernando de la Rua, also fostered the phenomenon of companies being recuperated by its workers as a cooperatives. In the last two years the majority of companies recuperated have been media outlets, which opens up new possibilities for journalism in the country.
- Debunked: How VoA journalist pushed fake news story on 'Russian tanks crossing into Ukraine' (April 10, 2018)
The easily-verifiable false claim by Voice of America journalist that Russian tanks were filmed entering Ukraine was shared thousands of times before being debunked. The journalist, however, refused to issue a retraction.
- A Letter to CBC: Your Biased Coverage of the Land Day Massacre (April 6, 2018)
Chairperson of the Canada Palestine Association, Hanna Kawas, presents a letter to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, alleging editorial interference by pro-Israel lobbying group 'Honest Reporting Canada' in their coverage of the land day killings of unarmed civilians by Israeli government forces.
- How the Guardian became the West's Pravda (March 31, 2018)
Cook says that the British newspaper The Guardian has become a mouthpiece for the establishment.
- Assange's internet blackout & Skripal case part of propaganda war that risks real one (March 30, 2018)
John Pilger condemns the mainstream media for its role in acting as an uncritiical conduit for government propaganda.
- How They Sold the Iraq War (March 20, 2018)
The war on Iraq won't be remembered for how it was waged so much as for how it was sold: it was a propaganda war, a war of perception management.
- In Run-Up to Vote to End Yemen War, MSNBC Remains Totally Silent (March 20, 2018)
Johnson expresses concern about the lack of MSNBC coverage of the role of the USA in the conflict in Yemen since 2015.
- Will We Ever See Al Jazeera's Investigation Into the Israel Lobby? (March 16, 2018)
So when am I going to be able to watch Al Jazeera's hard-hitting investigation into Israels powerful lobby in the United States? Remember Al Jazeera? The tough, no-holds-barred Middle East satellite channel that transformed Qatar into a media empire whose reports frightened dictators and infuriated potentates and presidents alike? Why, George W Bush once wanted to bomb its headquarters in Doha so it must have been doing something right. It even has an office in Jerusalem.
- America's Troll Farm Media (March 9, 2018)
A look at the American mainstream media, which is in a constant search of sensation, scandal, gossip, and above all -- profit.
- 'Follow Your Bliss' - The Tweet That Brought Corporate Journalism To The Brink Of A Nervous Breakthrough (March 7, 2018)
Don't write for the "mainstream". Don't write for money. Don't write for prestige. Just "follow your bliss" by writing what you absolutely love to write to inspire and enlighten other people. Write what seems interesting, important and true, and give it away for free.'
- Fake News and the Gatekeepers of Truth (February 11, 2018)
A look at misinformation or 'fake news' and how it has changed from the past; while only governments and prominent figures could once manipulate public opinion, today it is anyone with online access.
- Brazil's Largest Newspaper Quits Facebook, Accuses it of Harboring 'Fake News' (February 9, 2018)
The Brazilian media conglomerate Folha de S. Paulo, made the decision to rebel against Facebook by ceasing to publish content, saying the decision stems primarily from Facebook's recent change on users' news feed which aims to reduce the amount of content and favour posts by friends and family. The paper says Facebook is effectively banning professional journalism from its pages in favour of personal content and 'Fake News'.
- 'A Load Of Tosh' The BBC, 'Showbiz News' And State Propaganda (February 9, 2018)
BBC News reporting on international relations, with particular reference to 2017-2018 tensions with Russia, relies heavily on state propaganda.
- What 'News' Media in U.S. And Allied Countries Never Report (February 9, 2018)
Newsmedia effectively ban reporting corruptness of newsmedia -- even of media that stand on the opposite side of the political divide.
- Propaganda! Pardon me, is mine really bigger than yours? (February 8, 2018)
They say Propaganda! In the West, both the mainstream media and even some of the so-called progressive outlets are shouting: "Those Russians and Chinese and the others like them, they are at it again! Their vicious propaganda is infiltrating our democratic, freedom-loving countries, spreading confusion and chaos!"
Yes, ban or at least curb RT, contain TeleSur, and if at all possible, throw Press TV to the dogs. And put the writers of NEO, Sputnik, Global Times and other foreign outlets on that proverbial Western mass media 'no fly list'.
- Facebook announces latest step in censorship campaign, prioritizing "local news" (February 6, 2018)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the social media giant will prioritize news from 'local sources' in the News Feed displayed to users. This is the third move this year in a roll-out of updates by Facebook aimed at censoring online information.
- Champions Of Democracy - From Fake News To Imposed Insanity (February 1, 2018)
While social media is largely blamed for the proliferation of 'fake news', it is through social media where the corporate media commentariat are exposed. Readers are now at last able to see some rational dissent, this is the up-side to social media that the 'mainstream' cannot even discuss.
- How the 'free' media dupe us on climate change (January 29, 2018)
Commentary on a segment of Al Jazeera's programme The Listening Post on why climate scepticism persists only in what it terms the "Anglosphere media", that is, those in the United States, UK, Australia and Canada.
- Apple and the Guardian: Partners in a Death Spiral (January 20, 2018)
This report on Apple CEO Tim Cook's visit to a UK school to promote the company's new coding curriculum for schoolchildren could hardly be a better illustration of the way the Guardian newspaper serves as a key propagandist for aggressive global corporate capitalism, helping to create for it a façade of humanitarianism.
- A Liberal Pillar Of The Establishment - 'New Look' Guardian, Old-Style Orthodoxy (January 18, 2018)
Respected liberal media like the New York Times and Guardian are key battlegrounds in the relentless elite efforts to control public opinion.
- Monbiot Is a Hypocrite and a Bully (January 15, 2018)
It is time for George Monbiots legion of supporters to call him out. Not only is he a hypocrite, but he is becoming an increasingly dangerous one. Turning a blind eye to his behaviour, or worse excusing it, as too often happens, has only encouraged him to intensify his attacks on dissident writers, those who whether right or wrong on any specific issue are slowly helping us all to develop more critical perspectives on western foreign policy goals than has ever been possible before.
- The Guardian, White Helmets, and Silenced Comment (January 12, 2018)
The Guardian recently published an article claiming that critical discussion of the White Helmets in Syria has been 'propagated online by a network of anti-imperialist activists, conspiracy theorists and trolls with the support of the Russian government'. Many readers were dismayed at this crude defence of a presumably pro-imperialist perspective, and at the unwarranted smearing of reasoned questioning based on evidence from independent journalists.
- Alternative Media: Ulli Diemer - Selected snippets & quotes from Radical Digressions (2018)
- NPR Runs IDF Playbook, Spinning Killing of 17 Palestinians (2018)
The article looks at the NPR reporting on the killing of 17 palestinians, which follows a pro-Israel bias that dates back for years.
- Surveillance Self-Defense (2018)
Modern technology has given those in power new abilities to eavesdrop and collect data on innocent people. Surveillance Self-Defense is EFF's guide to defending yourself and your friends from surveillance by using secure technology and developing careful practices.
- Half of UK sees The Sun tabloid as 'negative influence' (December 18, 2017)
Half of Britons see one of the UK's largest tabloids, The Sun, as a negative influence on society, according to a new poll.
- 'Reporters Without Scruples' fails to derail revelatory conference on White Helmets (December 8, 2017)
The Geneva Press Club (GPC) announced an event that would present the darker side of the Oscar-winning, multi-million-dollar internationally funded White Helmets, operating in Syria alongside Jabhat al-Nusra (Al-Nusra Front) and other US Coalition-armed & financed terrorist groups.The event was entitled "They Don't Care About Us White Helmets True Agenda."
- Postmedia and Torstar deal results in "largest closure of newspapers on single day in Canadian History (December 6, 2017)
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned by the deal between Canada's two largest newspaper publishers, Postmedia and Torstar, which have decided to swap more than forty local newspapers with each other, and subsequently shut down most of these newly acquired newspapers in regions where they compete with other existing publications.
- Withdrawal of RT America's accreditation on Capitol Hill 'dire development' (November 30, 2017)
The US congressional press office has revoked RT America's accreditation on Capitol Hill, citing its 'foreign agent' status.
- US & Europe's farcical hypocrisy over Russian foreign media law (November 28, 2017)
The US and the European Union rushed to condemn Russia's new media laws restricting foreign entities. At the same time, they assume the unilateral right to hound Russian news outlets as "foreign agents."
- Google's de-ranking of RT in search results is a form of censorship and blatant propaganda (November 26, 2017)
A commentary on the recent admission by an executive of Google's parent company (Alphabet) that special algorithms are being created to filter RTs news in order to make it appear less prominently in Google's search results.
- A creeping quiet in Indian journalism? (November 15, 2017)
How a combination of government pressure, harassment by political activists, commercial actors including both advertisers and some media owners, is exercising a chilling effect on Indian journalism.
- Noam Chomsky And The BBC: A Brief Comparison (November 10, 2017)
A recent interview with 88-year-old Noam Chomsky once again demonstrates just how insightful he is in providing rational analysis of Western power and the suffering it generates. By contrast, anyone relying on BBC News receives a power-friendly view of the world, systematically distorted in a way that allows the state and private interests to pursue business as usual.
- Tabloids do not represent the working class (November 2, 2017)
It should come as little surprise that media owned and run by unscrupulous billionaires like Rupert Murdoch and Richard Desmond should be more concerned with protecting the party of big business than it is with the wellbeing or interests of working class people. We need to call out the tabloid media for what it is run by and for the elites.
- 'Inappropriate Behaviour' - Michael Fallon, Yemen, And The 'Mainstream' That Is Anything But (November 1, 2017)
A look at 'mainstream' journalism, a product of corporate conformity and a deference to power that is anything but mainstream.
- Clinton, Assange and the War on Truth (October 20, 2017)
An overview of an interview with Hilary Clinton by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to promote her score-settling book about why she was not elected President of the United States.
- 'Fake news' or free speech: Is Google cracking down on left media? (October 18, 2017)
Left leaning progressive websites say they are being unfairly penalized by Google's efforts to stamp out fake news.
- Journalism as We Knew It Is Never Coming Back (October 17, 2017)
Its old news that Donald Trump abuses reason, knowledge, decency and dark-skinned people. If you are paying attention, each one of his assaults on decency, intelligence and knowledge will feel urgent, ridiculous or both. Each day he threatens grave damage to actual human beings and the rest of Planet Earth, and each day he demonstrates his incapacity to do anything but inflict more damage.
- Bullied BBC? Alternative media returns fire on claims it's waging 'war' on the corporation (September 28, 2017)
Alternative media accused of waging "guerilla warfare" against the BBC by its former political editor Nick Robinson say they are just providing balance to the 'biased' government-funded corporation.
- Trump, fake news and the war on dissidents (September 28, 2017)
A rebuke to a recent Guardian article titled "If mainstream news wants to win back trust, it cannot silence dissident voices", where journalist Nick Robinson claims that the left and right are the peddlers of the same "fakery" in attacking the media.
- The Censorious Vortex of the "Flash News" Barons (September 22, 2017)
For decades, the factors that decided what noteworthy stories would not find their way into print or on the air came down to the media's ignorance, laziness or from advertising restraints. For too long, the explosive material for good journalism in these and other areas had remained hidden in plain sight.
- Preferred Conclusions -- The BBC, Syria And Venezuela (September 13, 2017)
In 2013, it was remarkable to see the BBC reporting claims from Syria on a daily basis in a way that almost always blamed the Syrian government, and President Assad personally, for horrendous war crimes. But as the New York Times reported last month, the picture was rather less black and white.
- Sources News Releases (September 11, 2017)
News releases from organizations and companies on a wide range of topics. Includes an extensive topic index, an archive of releases going back to the 1970s, and links to experts and organizations knowledgeable about the issues covered in the releases. Available via RSS feed as well as on the Sources.com website.
- Indian journalist critical of Hindu extremists is shot dead in Bangalore (September 5, 2017)
Gauri Lankesh, an Indian journalist who was killed by three assailants was the senior editor of the tabloid known to be critical of Hindu extremists. The Committee to Protect Journalists reported that 27 journalists have been killed since 1992 with impunity.
- Venezuala in the Media: Double Standards and First Impressions (September 4, 2017)
This article looks into the inconsistent ways that Venzuala has been portrayed in the media, and the effect of sensationalizing the recent crisis. It concludes that those who support the Venezuelan poor, workings classes must seek and spread honest information outside of the mainstream narrative.
- Mexican Journalists Say 'No to Silence' (September 1, 2017)
In Mexico powerful entities -- ranging from government officials, to law enforcement, to drug cartel leaders -- routinely and systematically intimidate journalists and media outlets to prevent them from investigating state corruption and drug-related violence. Efforts to silence media often take place in the shadows, forcing victims to choose between self-censorship, forced displacement, or risking their lives for doing their jobs.
- The Attack on Al Jazeera (July 7, 2017)
Since its genesis, Al-Jazeera has served as much more than a mere signpost of speech or thought... popular or otherwise. Its existence, alone, stands as a safety valve against those closed societies that embrace repression as so much a check against the light of day of which they fear. Al-Jazeera's availability throughout the Middle East changed its information landscape ... introducing a level of freedom of speech, on TV, that was previously unheard of in the region.
- Here's why papers don't deserve support; money should go to committed Internet sites (July 4, 2017)
Governement funding should not go toward propping up mainstream print media, but rather towards access to information in communities where it is currently lacking.
- Hersh's New Syria Revelations Buried From View (June 27, 2017)
A look at veteran journalist Seymour Herst's latest investigation, which questions whether Syrian President Assad was responsible for another alleged gas attack at Khan Sheikhoun.
- The Breaking Of The Corporate Media Monopoly (June 15, 2017)
Alternative articles are being shared more widely online than the views of mainstream newspaper commentators. Discussed in relation to 2017 UK election.
- Journalism, History and War: Sit, Type and Bleed (June 13, 2017)
There are millions of victims throughout the Middle East region, that cannot be understood or expressed through typical media narration: a gripping headline, couple of quotes and a paragraph or two by way of providing context.The price is too high for this kind of lazy journalism.
- Egypt bans Medium as media crackdown widens (June 12, 2017)
Dozens of websites, including opposition publications, banned since May 24, 2017, in 'clear attack on media', watchdog says.
- False news (June 7, 2017)
Laws regulating 'False News' present several unacceptable dangers, including stifling journalists from reporting in environments that are often contradictory and rapidly developing.
- Malaysian government crack down continues: Malaysiakini CEO charged (May 24, 2017)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly crticises the charges brought against the CEO and Editor-in-chief of Malaysiakini for posting footage of a press conference in July 2016. The IFJ calls for the charges to be immediately withdrawn.
- Police assault dozens of journalists covering political demonstration in Kolkata (May 24, 2017)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the National Union of Journalists (India) is condemning two incidents of police brutality against media workers in Kolkata, India on Monday, May 22, 2017. The IFJ demands immediate action
- Thai journalist faces defamation charges for reporting (May 24, 2017)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses concerns for the criminal defamation proceedings against a Thai journalist by a mining company over his reporting. The IFJ calls for the charges to be immediately dropped.
- West Bank: Palestinian photojournalist wounded during clashes (May 24, 2017)
Majdi Shtayeh, a Palestinian photojournalist for Associated Press (AP) and a member of the IFJ affiliated Palestinian Journalists' Syndicate (PJS) was today wounded from gun shots at a protest in the West Bank.
- Dump the Guardian! (May 14, 2017)
The Guardian has spent the last two years relentlessly attacking Jeremy Corbyn. Only recently has it changed its tune, perhaps worried that it has alienated too many readers. Corbyn's success has been despite the Guardian and the rest of the corporate media. The Guardian will now want readers to forget its propaganda war on Corbyn. We've compiled this list so they don't. Dump the Guardian!
- Globe and Mail promotes Controversial Mining Magnate (May 3, 2017)
How close is too close when it comes to media outlets working with institutions set up by wealthy individuals to influence the news? The question becomes important to ask when Canada's "national newspaper" promotes a worldview paid for by one of the planet's most controversial mining magnates. The Globe and Mail's close ties to the Munk Debates and University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs should worry journalists and everyone who cares about foreign policy discussion in this country.
- Double standards: Do all journalist lives matter? (April 5, 2017)
Little attention is paid to reporters from the Global South who are killed, abused, or left stranded by foreign media.
- Self-Censored Questions by Career Questioners (April 5, 2017)
I've always been intrigued by the major questions not asked by reporters at press conferences, not asked by legislators at public hearings or even the questions citizens at town meetings don't ask public officials. It's not that they do not know about or could not easily become informed enough about a given issue and ask substantive questions. It's just that so many taboos are packed into these questioners' ideological mindset, career goals or concern with what other people over them might think. Maybe it is a culturally-rooted fear of challenging entrenched power brokers.
- Nepalese journalist attacked for timber smuggling report (March 27, 2017)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Nepal Press Union (NPU) and the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) in condemning the attempted attack of a journalist by government employees in Bara district of Nepal on March 21, 2017.
- What is Objective Journalism? (March 21, 2017)
Despite objectivity being widely accepted as a norm in journalism, Edwards discusses how opinion and bias are still an inherent part of 'reporting the facts.'
- Liberals Beware: Lie Down With Dogs, Get Up With Fleas (February 22, 2017)
An examination of the dishonesty in the New York Times' efforts to undermine President Trump, and broader criticisms of other tactics used by the liberal establishment to the same end.
- Trump v. the Media: a Fight to the Death (February 20, 2017)
At present, this is a golden era in American journalism, because established media outlets such as CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post find themselves under unprecedented and open attacks from the powers that be. Richard Nixon may have felt persecuted by press and television, but he never counter-attacked with the same vigour and venom as Trump.
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