Thursday, 17 November 2022 — CovertAction Magazine
By Evan Reif
The need to produce staggering amounts of propaganda means anyone shameless enough to toe the line will profit enormously. This has been a clarion call for a colorful cast of characters who have descended on Ukraine, willing to roll the dice in search of fame and fortune from the suffering of others.
Tuesday, 15 November 2022 — Peoples Dispatch
Over 160 journalists and media outlets from across the world, including Atilio Borón, Vijay Prashad, Hermela Aregawi, Rania Khalek, Eugene Puryear, and Carlos Aznarez signed a letter to express solidarity with their Haitian colleagues and demand justice.
This year alone, eight journalists have been killed by police and paramilitaries in Haiti, according to data from the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA). This increase in violence against press professionals at a time of mass uprising has been widely condemned by civil society and human rights organizations in the country and internationally.
Friday, 11 November 2022 — MintPress News
The latest victim of cancel culture wave is MintPress News founder and editor-in-chief Mnar Adley. Adley had been booked to host and moderate an event discussing anti-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) laws in the United States, and how Palestinians are under increasing pressure to silence themselves, when she was herself, ironically, removed from the panel at the behest of a shady advisor.
Tuesday, 1 November 2022 — HART
The strange death of real journalism
One of the extraordinary things about the past few years is the extent to which data which very obviously suggests one thing has been reinterpreted to suggest something else, merely to fit the “approved” narrative.
Wednesday, 5 October 2022 — Moon of Alabama
‘Western’ media continue to denazify Ukraine by pretending that the Nazi formations in that country, which they had long decried, are now a harmless collection of celebrities.
One could follow those changes along various pieces in the New York Times:
Tuesday, 6 September 2022 — Jonathan Cook
Journalists aren’t too deferential and timid, as the ex-Newsnight presenter claims. They are only too ready to bare their teeth when it serves establishment interests
Middle East Eye – 6 September 2022
It took no great powers of prognostication for Emily Maitlis to predict in her recent MacTaggart lecture to the Edinburgh Television Festival that critical comments about her former employer, the BBC, would plunge her into controversy. Maybe that was the point.
Tuesday, 6 September 2022 — The Electronic Intifada
Farah Maraqa, a Palestinian-Jordanian journalist, stood up to Deutsche Welle and won.
Monday was a “date for celebrations,” Farah Maraqa wrote.
The Palestinian-Jordanian journalist had just won her lawsuit against Deutsche Welle.
The German state broadcaster was ordered by the Berlin labor court to reinstate her and pay all her legal costs.
The decisive victory “suggests that the court recognized that Farah’s termination, based on a controversial investigation and unfounded allegations of anti-Semitism related to reports published before her employment contract, was illegal,” said the European Legal Support Center.
Tuesday, 23 August 2022 — Vanessa Beeley
We will have to answer to the ‘law’ as ‘war criminals’
Nazis congregate on Google Plus 2019.
A US state department sponsored round table on ‘countering disinformation’ was recently held at the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine.
“Information terrorists should know that they will have to answer to the law as war criminals” Andrii Shapovalov
Friday, 26 August, 2022 — The New Dark Age
Sam Husseini flags an unhinged exchange between NPR’s Terry Gross and New York Times Magazine writer Robert Draper.
By Sam HUSSEINI
In a remarkably unhinged analysis, NPR host Terry Gross and New York Times Magazine writer Robert Draper claimed that Russia is a communist country — as they went on about how detached from reality rightwing Republicans are.
Sunday, 21 August 2022 — The Grayzone
Leaked emails expose the fingerprints of UK intelligence all over a factually challenged BBC special that aimed to deprive antiwar academics of their jobs and destroy their reputations.
On May 31, BBC Radio initiated an embarrassing imbroglio when it broadcast a factually challenged, overtly propagandistic documentary special called Ukraine: The Disinformation War.
Monday, 22 August 2022 — CovertAction Magazine
By John Parker
They are all funded by or staffed by Western and U.S. intelligence members pushing the U.S. narrative about the war in Ukraine. This is why Struggle-La-Lucha.org organized a fact-finding mission to Ukraine and Russia to report on the suppressed information that challenges the narrative of NATO and its member states, led by the U.S.
Monday, 15 August 2022 — Moon of Alabama
Let me start today’s write up out with two reading recommendations.
Lambert Strether and Yves Smith at Naked Capitalism discuss a piece on the Russian operation in Ukraine that had been printed in the Marine Corps Gazette and of which facsimile pictures were published two weeks ago on Twitter and later in full at Reddit and by Southfront.
2 July 2022 — News Punch
German independent journalist Alina Lipp has been defying mainstream media by bravely reporting from Ukraine’s Donbass region. Now the reporter, who has been based in Ukraine’s eastern Donbass region for six months, is facing three years in prison in her home country for her “crimes.”
Wednesday, 10 August 2022 — Caitlin Johnson
Following objections from the Ukrainian government, CBS News has removed a short documentary which had reported concerns from numerous sources that a large amount of the supplies being sent to Ukraine aren’t making it to the front lines.
Tuesday, 9 August 2022 — Craig Murray
The imposition of sanctions against British citizen and journalist Graham Phillips is an appalling violation of freedom of speech – which to have meaning must mean freedom to say things which disagree with the government, the media and/or majority public opinion.