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Dismissing Dissidents

You’ve got to admire the consistency of the mainstream media. On the rare occasions when the work of dissident thinkers is reviewed in the press, they are invariably treated with derision and scorn. Nothing strange

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Contributors’ Special

Mighty though the Media Lens team is – what with its three part-time, unpaid staff! – there is only so much we can do. We are therefore truly delighted when readers and subscribers support our

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Dumb Is Not The Word…!

“And the main headline this lunchtime: Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles have appeared as a couple, in public, for the first time.” (ITN 1 O’Clock News, 29.1.99) Very occasionally the corporate media subjects itself to

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David Cromwell interview with John Pilger

Q: First of all, congratulations on your recent award in Sweden. A: Thank you! Sweden is becoming a bit of a second home to me. I’m published there and books are translated. I’ve had a column published in one of the Swedish papers. I always find that good things happen when I go to Sweden!

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David Edwards interview with Jon Snow

Q: There’s a radical analysis of the media which says that wealthy owners, parent companies, advertisers, and so on, act as filters that tend to remove facts and ideas damaging to powerful corporate and state interests. Are you aware of that argument, and what do you make of it…?

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David Edwards interview with Denis Halliday

According to Unicef, the United Nations Children’s Fund, 4,000 more children under five are dying every month in Iraq than would have died before Western sanctions were imposed. Over the eight years that these sanctions have been in place, 500,000 extra children under five are estimated to have died.