Media & Manipulation

Everything on mass communication and the moguls who control it.

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The campaign of fear and lies by the political, financial and media establishment has backfired: as Greece prepares to vote, the fear is changing sides.

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Recent revelations have challenged the official version of Bin Laden’s death, but the real cover-up concerns the motivations behind the War on Terror.

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Have some respect — also for the Greeks, please!

by Ingeborg Beugel on May 10, 2015

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For five years, the Greeks have been publicly shamed, insulted, humiliated and spat upon by the rest of Europe. It is high time to show some respect.

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The media would have you believe that it’s simply an accident that 85 people now own more than half the world’s wealth. It’s time to blow their cover.

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‘Cease and censor’ in Turkey’s war on social media

by Binnaz Saktanber on February 20, 2015

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Turkey has a track record of ruthlessly cracking down on social media users, and both Twitter and Facebook appear happy to play ball with the censors.

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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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