Category International Media

DN! Human Rights Lawyer: Sweden Dropping Investigation of WikiLeaks’ Assange is “Long Overdue Decision”

We can say that he is innocent. We can concentrate on the right to know and his right to publish.

Noted Swedish Journalist, Assange Critic Exposed As Police Agent

Martin Fredriksson, shown in a file photo and a winner of a major investigative reporting prize in 2014 for his work exposing right-wing groups opposed to NATO, has been secretly paid for years by Säpo, the Swedish Security Service, according to news reports based on his own admissions.

 The Nation: The Spanish Media Are the Worst in Europe. These Upstarts Are Trying to Change That

Article: …these new venues have risen to prominence with major scoops—often related to political corruption—and a willingness to break taboos while opening up their opinion pages to vigorous debate.

Don North: US/NATO Embrace Psy-ops and Info-War

“The attitude toward the media expressed in the 2015 Pentagon manual is a violation of the international laws of war to which the USA is a signatory, going back to the 1907 Hague Convention, and including the Geneva Conventions,” said Badsey…

Media Watchdog Exposes BBC, CNN Propaganda Profits

The investigation began in 2011 after the media uncovered an improper relationship between the Malaysian government and a company making documentaries about Malaysia. By MintPress News Desk  MintPress News  August 20, 2015 LONDON — This week, after a multi-year investigation, a prominent British media watchdog accused multiple TV networks of improperly accepting sponsorship money in […]

The Moor Has Done His Duty: Russian Opposition Journalist Andrey Babitsky Discovers Western Freedom of Speech

 Russian Opposition Journalist Andrey Babitsky Discovers Western Freedom of Speech BY ANATOLY KARLIN   The UNZ Review  March 21, 2015 Andrey Babitsky was the quintessential Russian democratic journalist. A correspondent for the US government funded Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe (RFERL) since 1989, his star began to shine at the start of the Second Chechen War in 1999, […]

Organizing Notes | Bruce Gagnon: Why Do Washington-London-Brussells Hate RT?

Media wars have entered new territory: Secretary of State John Kerry, members of the EU and the military alliance NATO all have singled out this television station – RT – as some kind of security threat. Since when is holding and broadcasting a different opinion or narrative a threat to global media freedom?  By Bruce […]

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Melodie Bouchaud: Reporters Without Borders Unblocks Censored News Sites

Bouchaud: RWB’s described the operation as the brainchild of GreatFire, a Chinese non-profit operated by free speech activists that has been finding ways to circumvent censorship since 2013.

Glenn Greenwald | UK Media Regulator Again Threatens RT for “Bias”: This Time, Airing “Anti-Western Views”

Greenwald: The U.K. Government loves to lecture the world about infringements of liberty generally and press freedom specifically. It does so as it threatens to revoke the broadcasting license of a media outlet for broadcasting “anti-western” views and other perspectives at odds with the U.K. Government, all while shielding (and venerating) the equally virulent biases from pro-state television in the U.K. That is the classic hallmark of how a government propagandizes its citizens: ensuring that they hear only those views of which the government approves and which serve its interests and agenda.

Ayotzinapa: A Timeline of the Mass Disappearance That Has Shaken Mexico

As of December 7, there are now 42 students from the Ayotzinapa Normal School missing after police in the city of Iguala, Guerrero, opened fire on their buses and kidnapped a group of 43 of them, in a case that has gripped the country and sparked protests globally.

To help readers who might be unfamiliar with this story, here is a timeline of key events to understand the ongoing case.

Propaganda? What Propaganda? Western Media Monopoly vs Alternative and Non-Western Media

 I believe it important to understand how western media beat the drum of war on behalf of George W. Bush. The echo chamber demonstrated it could be counted on to back acts of aggression around the world with impunity. By Peter Lavelle   Global Research  November 18, 2014   Sputnik  17 November 2014 Region: Russia and FSU   Theme: Media Disinformation We have recently been hearing a […]

▶ GAZA 2014 | Jon Snow ‘annihilates’ Israeli spokesperson Mark Regev

This is the interview by Jon Snow that Jeremy Scahill refers to in his commentary on U.S. media coverage of Gaza: ▶ JEREMY SCAHILL ON U.S. MEDIA COVERAGE OF ISRAEL-GAZA CONFLICT: ‘WE’VE HIT ALL-TIME LOWS’ Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog […]

Marwan Bishara: Israel’s media strategy: What lies beneath

 Israeli government is misleading the world one press conference at a time. Marwan Bishara  Al Jazeera  Last updated: 16 Jul 2014 16:55 Israel’s media strategy aims to mystify, mislead and even misrepresent the reality, writes Bishara [EPA] Do you wonder why there are many questions left unanswered regarding the Israeli escalation in Gaza? Why the questions are […]

▶ Smashed Press, Ukraine

A crowd of around 50 masked men with stones and flares has attacked and vandalized the office of Kiev’s Vesti newspaper. The paper’s security guard was beaten as the mob shattered the windows and filled the building with tear gas. Нападение на редакцию Вестей (The attack on the Editor Vesti) Organizing Notes  July 6, 2014 […]

9 Political Cartoons That Put Climate Change In Perspective

June 8th is World Oceans Day:  Together we have the power to protect the ocean [Rise Up Times] By Katherine Brooks  The Huffington Post  June 6, 2014 Last month, the Niels Bugge Cartoon Award asked illustrators and cartoonists from around the world to submit drawings based on a basic theme: climate. “Oceans are in our hands,” the contest proclaimed, urging […]

[Video] Al Mayadeen News: The causes of the political turmoil and chaos in Egypt

Editor’s Note: This video begins in Arabic but the interview is conducted in English. Al Mayadeen News  From the Inside  June 30, 2013 Click here to view the video. Editor’s Note: This video, while two months old, explains problems in Egypt that have led to the recent violence and turmoil. At the end of the […]

Barbara Nimri Aziz> Syrian Drama of Another Order

The blockade on Syria – on Syrian life not weaponry – reaches into the heart of social, historical and cultural life. by Barbara Nimri Aziz This is a fascinating article exploring a too often overlooked but vitally important aspect of US/UE/GCC sanctions imposed on Syria. Syria is a richly diverse society with thousands of years […]

Der Spiegel> ‘Key Partners’: Secret Links Between Germany and the NSA

AFP Chancellor Angela Merkel has repeatedly said she knew nothing about American surveillance activities in Germany. But documents seen by SPIEGEL show that German intelligence cooperates closely with the NSA and even uses spy software provided by the US.  By SPIEGEL The article you are reading originally appeared in German in issue 30/2013 (July 22, […]

Ibrahim al-Amin> The Resistance and Syria

The Resistance and Syria “Yet those who see themselves as being at the forefront of resistance ought to step back. When they see that the US, Israel, Europe, a Turkey obsessed with restoring the sultanate, and the Arab emirates of oppression, are all standing behind the would-be uprooters of the Syrian regime, they should worry.” […]

Robert Fisk> Syria’s ‘Rebel Army? They’re a Gang of Foreigners’

Syria’s ‘Rebel Army? They’re a Gang of Foreigners’ Robert Fisk hears the Syrian forces’ justification for a battle that is tearing apart one of the world’s oldest cities. by Robert Fisk   Published on Thursday, August 23, 2012 by the Independent/UK via Common Dreams The Old Quarter of Aleppo is listed by Unesco as a World Heritage site. ALEPPO, Syria […]