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Petition fails to remove WWII Russian tanks from German Memorial

The German government rejected on Wednesday a call by two newspapers to remove Russian tanks from a World War II memorial in central Berlin in protest against spiralling tensions in Ukraine.

New Russian bill equates popular bloggers to mass media

Russian lawmakers suggest that internet authors whose works attract 10,000 or more visitors a day should be accredited as journalists, receiving all rights and responsibilities commensurate with this status.

CNN tried to rent Boeing 777 to use as prop

CNN's coverage of missing flight MH370 has been over the top, but they almost took it literally sky high. The Associated Press is reporting that CNN attempted to rent an actual Boeing 777 to use in its coverage of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight. When it turned out to be a little less than practical, the network settled for a flight simulator instead. 

CNN tried to rent Boeing 777 to use as prop
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OSCE media supervisor says restrictions on mass media justified if serving basic values

Removal of broadcasters from the air is justified if the ultimate goal is to defend fundamental values, Dunja Mijatovic, a representative on freedom of the media at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said Thursday in a comment on suspending the broadcasts of Russian TV channels in Ukraine.

German Court: Politicians have too much power over TV

Germany’s top court ruled on Tuesday morning that politicians have too much influence over the country's state broadcaster.

The Corporate Media’s Dubious Syria Coverage

Western news media reportage on the rampant criminal activities of foreign-backed paramilitary groups operating within Syria still relies heavily on unreliable sources frequently referred to as “activists.” Such spokespersons routinely claim the Syrian military are committing atrocities against the Syrian population. The reports are often disputed by the Bashar al-Assad government and proven suspect or false when additional information is unearthed by independent researchers and alternative news media.

In US, headlines write themselves: Cold War imagery resurrected in Sochi bashing

The campaign to boycott the Sochi Olympic Games in the Western media appears to be thriving on almost the same imagery was used three decades ago, at the peak of the Cold War, to project fears of the USSR ahead of the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

'Fabricated!' NBC Sochi 'hack hysteria' exposed

‘The story was fabricated.’ Cyber security experts are calling out an NBC Sochi-hacker hit-job as a fabrication that, at best, made liberal use of assistance given to them by experts.

UK urges Spanish press to publish pieces critical of Scottish independence

Britain’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has asked Spanish press to publish criticisms of Scottish independence.

Turkish paper says journalist expelled for criticizing Erdogan

A Turkish newspaper said on Friday one of its journalists had been ordered to leave the country for criticizing Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Twitter, raising concerns about media freedom a day after Turkey tightened internet controls.

Media Cover-up of Canada’s Role in the Overthrow of Jean-Bertrand Aristide

Eleven years ago this weekend Canada organized an international gathering to discuss overthrowing Haiti’s elected government. The conference was reported in a major magazine at the time, but since the coup actually happened the dominant media has refused to investigate or even mention the meeting.

Japan radio host quits after nuclear issues banned

A veteran radio show host has quit his job at Japan Broadcasting Corp. after the program director told him not to discuss nuclear power for fear his comments “would affect voting behavior” in the upcoming Tokyo gubernatorial election.

BBC embroiled in further scandal as executive 'filmed Dutch child abuse movies'

Detectives are investigating claims that a retired BBC ­executive abused young boys at his home in Amsterdam.

Some CNN social media accounts hacked

The affected accounts included CNN's main Facebook account, CNN Politics' Facebook account and the Twitter pages for CNN and CNN's Security Clearance. Blogs for Political Ticker, The Lead, Security Clearance, The Situation Room and Crossfire were also hacked.

The Irish Media - Cheerleaders For Austerity

A study of Irish press coverage of austerity between 2008 and 2012 conducted at University College Dublin confirms that the media have been relentless cheerleaders for austerity. The case is so overwhelming that it may even surprise proponents of austerity.

US, UK media are slaves of security apparatus' - Greenwald

Journalist Glenn Greenwald condemned the mainstream media during an address at a German computer conference on Friday and accused his colleagues of failing to challenge erroneous remarks routinely made by government officials around the globe.

'US, UK media are slaves of security apparatus' - Greenwald

Washington Post Urged to Disclose New Owner’s CIA Ties

The Washington Post, one of the premier mouthpieces for the establishment, is facing a tsunami of criticism and calls for full disclosure after the newspaper’s new owner, Amazon CEO and Bilderberg luminary Jeff Bezos, secured a $600 million contract with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency for “cloud” services. According to critics, the Washington Post boss’s CIA ties represent a serious conflict of interest that, under basic ethical standards in journalism, must be disclosed to readers — at least whenever the paper is reporting on the “intelligence community” and its activities. So far, however, the Post has not publicly announced whether or not it will acknowledge what analysts say is a cut-and-dry conflict of interest.

Media Disinformation and the Framing of the Syrian War

Months after the events took place, Pulitzer prize winning journalists and others are finally reporting about the lies and manipulations of the US government regarding the recent chemical weapons attack in Syria. Far from shining a light on the true situation in the country, however, these reports continue to avoid the underlying causes and explanations for what is happening in Syria, and the forces that are behind it.

Media Disinformation and the Framing of the Syrian War

The Peaceful Protest US Govt Doesn't Want World to Know About

Media blackout hides Gitmo hunger strikes in military bid to erode public support.

NYT reporters sue Homeland Security in FOIA fight

Two reporters for The New York Times have sued the Department of Homeland Security after they were questioned at an airport as they headed to overseas assignments.

Under the Global Shadow of Big Brother, Journalism Must Light Up the Political Sky

Every new revelation about the global reach of the National Security Agency underscores that the extremism of the surveillance state has reached gargantuan proportions. The Washington Post just reported that the NSA “is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world.” Documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden have forced top officials in Washington to admit the indefensible while defending it. One of the main obstacles to further expansion of their Orwellian empire is real journalism.

Thailand anti-government protesters seize state TV

Protesters seeking to overthrow Thailand’s government have taken control of state television headquarters in Bangkok.

Police guard Paris media offices after double shooting

French police are searching for a lone gunman after he opened fire at the offices of a left-wing French newspaper and outside the headquarters of a major bank in Paris.

Ex-BBC chief aware of Savile sex abuse allegations

The state-funded British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has once again landed in the middle of a scandal following evidence coming to light that its former director general knew about the sex scandals going on but tried to cover them up.

Readers Tell CNN, "We Want More Coverage of Income Inequality"

Coming in at number one in a survey of CNN reader votes was "America’s widening rich-poor gap."

Red Ice Radio - Thomas Sheridan - The "Brand" New Purple Pill

Thomas Sheridan is an artist, writer and musician from Ireland. He is the author of Puzzling People: The Labyrinth of the Psychopath and The Anvil of the Psyche. He discusses Russell Brand's interview on British Brain Control (BBC) where he advocated a socialist egalitarian system based on the massive redistribution of wealth to solve today's political problems. He then goes on to discuss how this will most definitely not solve problems or free the people.

Red Ice Radio - Thomas Sheridan - Hour 1 & 2 - The "Brand" New Purple Pill

NY Times: Guardian Story on Israel and N.S.A. Is Not ‘Surprising’ Enough to Cover

48 hours and there is still nothing in The Times about how the N.S.A. shares U.S. citizens’ raw communications data with Israel. This explosive story ought to be front-page news.

Syrian Electronic Army takes down New York Times website, claims Twitter’s domains

The Syrian Electronic Army has claimed access to a number of Twitter’s international domains shortly after bringing down the New York Times’ website. The attack was apparently made through Melbourne IT.

Canada’s pro-Israel journalists seek to suppress anti-colonial discourse

Until recently, up to 60 percent of Canada’s media was owned by one pro-Israel media mogul named Israel Asper.

UK Column Live - 9th November 2012

Brian Gerrish and Malcolm Massey present a news update: Tory claims of mistaken identity over child abuse, the Tory drive for new press laws, Cameron's psychopathic politics and BBC plans new climate change scam.

UK Column Live - 9th November 2012

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