List/Grid Tag Archives: media

It’s the (Democracy-Poisoning) Golden Age of Free Speech

For most of modern history, the easiest way to block the spread of an idea was to keep it from being mechanically disseminated. Shutter the news­paper, pressure the broad­cast ...

Trumps War on the Press Follows the Mussolini and Hitler Playbook

Beneath the madness and the lies of The Year of Trump there remains a constant drumbeat, unyielding and determined. It broke cover on Jan. 22, 2017 when Donald Trump and his assorted ...

Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?

In this extract from his new book, Johann Hari, who took antidepressants for 14 years, calls for a new approach In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression ...

‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

The Google, Apple and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks who ...

‘Please God, not on my shift’

When a member of the royal family dies, broadcasting reverts to the social norms of the 50s, writes Tim Luckhurst. If you switch on your radio shortly before Buckingham Palace alerts ...

BBC apologises for misleading documentary on ‘drunken’ Aboriginal community

Wilcannia residents accuse presenter of unethical behaviour, including filming people drinking heavily at a wake, but presenting it as a drunken party The BBC has apologised for a ...

Ethiopian journalist’s wife urges UK and US to call for his release

Bezawit Hailegiorgis says western powers could help free Anania Sorri, one of tens of thousands held in Ethiopia since last year The wife of a blogger and journalist detained in Ethiopia ...

John Hurt, versatile star of The Elephant Man, Alien and Harry Potter, dies aged 77

Distinctive-voiced actor was Oscar nominated for Midnight Express and the Elephant Man, as well as being the victim of the notorious chestburster in Alien John Hurt, the widely-admired ...

Google News points users to hoax article on election results

Google News was pointing web surfers looking for election results to false numbers as of Monday.Image: Associated press / David Goldman, File As the media autopsies the various ...

Facebooks failure: did fake news and polarized politics get Trump elected?

The company is being accused of abdicating its responsibility to clamp down on fake news stories and counter the echo chamber that defined this election If I were to run, Id run as ...

Live from Trump Tower, its the far right: Trump TV launches on Facebook

To bypass the so-called liberal media, the Republican nominee launched his own news program. If they intend to compete, the hosts might want to try harder I thought thered be snacks, ...

Farm subsidies: Payment to billionaire prince sparks anger – BBC News

A compromised reform process – the so-called “greening” of the Common Agricultural Policy – resulted in farmers mostly being paid depending on how much land ...
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