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CURIOSITIES OF UTOPIAN THINKING

Forbidden Links: Media, Advertising, Corporate Power And Climate Chaos Sean O’Grady wrote recently in the ad-filled motoring supplement of The Independent: “in answer to the many letters we get criticising some of our coverage, we
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Guardians of Power Reviews

Review By Tapani Lausti

Journalists in awe of power By Tapani Lausti Some time in the early 90s, a journalist called Annika Savill worked at the foreign desk of The Independent. I was always surprised how well I could relate
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IRAQ ANNIVERSARY – BBC WHITEWASH

The Magical Transformation of the Supreme War Crime into a “Miscalculation” The third anniversary of the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq has brought out the very worst in our national news media. Consider an
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DISAPPEARING GENOCIDE

The Media And The Death Of Slobodan Milosevic “If we don’t know history, then we are ready meat for carnivorous politicians and the intellectuals and journalists who supply the carving knives. But if we know
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Guardians of Power Reviews

Review From Spiral Dynamics

Journalist John Pilger calls this “The most important book about journalism I can remember.” The authors also operate Media Lens, a critical thinking center and media watch group based in the U.K. Media Lens rigorously
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Guardians of Power Reviews

Review In Daily Yomuiri

By James Hardy / Daily Yomiuri Staff Writer “He suspects he’s becoming a dupe, the willing, febrile consumer of news fodder, opinion, speculation and of all the crumbs the authorities let fall. He’s a docile
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THE THREAT OF DEMOCRACY

The Power Inquiry And Fear Of Public Opinion Front-page headlines greeted the publication last week of the Power Report into the ‘meltdown’ of British democracy. Plummeting participation in elections and a growing chasm between the
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Guardians of Power Reviews

Review In The Weekly Worker

Jim Gilbert reviews Guardians of power: the myth of the liberal media Pluto Press, 2006, pp241, £14.99 Authors David Edwards and David Cromwell have done a great service in encapsulating the ways and wiles of
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THE GUFF OF TONKIN INCIDENT

Silence, Secrecy and Book Reviews Body Shop founder, Anita Roddick, describes the view from the inside: “The language of business is not the language of the soul or the language of humanity. It’s a language