Media & Manipulation

Everything on mass communication and the moguls who control it.

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After a demonstration in Madrid on Saturday night, seven photographers were assaulted, beaten and injured by police as they tried to cover an arrest.

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Greenwald and the limits of billionaire journalism

by Jerome Roos on February 11, 2014

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The Intercept can deal a major blow to the ideological apparatus of the security state — but how far can it go in attacking the privileges of the 1%?

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Is Social Media Still the Way to Resist in Turkey?

by Emrah Güler on January 11, 2014

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The young protesters, who were mostly educated, creative, and computer savvy, used social media to take the resistance to a more sophisticated level.

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Beyond the Hashtags? Gezi and the AKP’s Media Power

by Mark Bergfeld on January 11, 2014

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The alternative media practices used in the Gezi uprising have changed the political parameters and may yet create real institutions of popular power.

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To Survive, the Movement Will Have to Compromise

by Matze Kasper on January 11, 2014

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The Gezi movement lacks the media support it needs to inflict damage on the AKP. To prevent a premature death, it will have to attach itself to a party.

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Cracking Down on the Press: Turkish Media after Gezi

by Beatrice White on January 10, 2014

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Nowhere has the post-Gezi clampdown been felt more acutely than in the media, where corporate ownership remains the greatest threat to press freedom.

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Good news/bad news: a manifesto

by Jerome Roos on December 28, 2013

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The bad news is that the 1% and the mainstream media have caught us in their web of ideological control. The good news is that there’s still a way out.

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Reflections on 2013: from Thatcher to Taksim

by ROAR Collective on December 27, 2013

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The year 2013 gave both reasons to hope and to despair. Here’s a selection of our most widely read essays, from Thatcher’s death to the Taksim Commune.

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Despite the growing authoritarianism of the Greek state, the rise of autonomous media makes the voice of the people increasingly difficult to drown out.

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Pavlos’ mother to media: “you made them kill my son”

by ROAR Collective on September 22, 2013

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Mother of Pavlos Fyssas tells how her son was murdered by a Golden Dawn assassin and how police are wilfully withholding video evidence of the attack.

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