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Racism, Sexism, Classism – The Necessary Incoherence Of 'Mainstream' Ethical Debate

Friday, 31 July 2020, 4:17 pm | Media Lens

What does it mean when journalists who spent the last two decades promoting wars of aggression on brown- and black-skinned people in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen take a knee? The Observer commented : ‘There is a dreadful familiarity ... More >>

Leaked Labour Report Shows Party’s Own Senior Staff Acted To Keep Corbyn Out Of Power

Friday, 17 April 2020, 9:22 am | Media Lens

In the June 2017 UK general election, Labour under Jeremy Corbyn came within a whisker of power. If just 2,227 votes had gone the other way, seven Tory knife-edge constituencies would have been won by Labour, putting Corbyn in a strong position to lead a coalition ... More >>

'Can I Keep You Safe? Your Future Is Uncertain’: Climate And The Fate Of Humanity

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 11:31 am | Media Lens

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the most immediate objective is to slow its spread, minimise the death toll and help people through the crisis. But, despite government promises to support citizens who are now losing their jobs and income, ... More >>

UN Special Rapporteur On Torture Demolishes The Fake Claims Targeting Julian Assange

Friday, 14 February 2020, 8:51 am | Media Lens

‘Burned At The Stake’ - The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Demolishes The Fake Claims Targeting Julian Assange On the face of it, the task seems almost hopeless. As Tolstoy wrote: ‘The power of the government is maintained by public opinion, ... More >>

The Campaign To Stop Corbyn – Smears, Racism And Censorship

Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 9:47 am | Media Lens

The greatest fear of those holding the most power and wealth is that they will lose their exalted position in the world. They will resist any changes to the grossly unequal and unjust class structure that causes grievous damage to so many people; ... More >>

Suspending Chris Williamson - The Fury And The Fakery

Monday, 8 July 2019, 2:24 pm | Media Lens

June 26, the Labour Party lifted the suspension of pro-Corbyn MP Chris Williamson, triggering a maximum effort propaganda blitz designed to reverse the decision. More >>

Life Or Death - Corporate Media Or Honest Media?

Monday, 27 May 2019, 11:42 am | Media Lens

Relying on the corporate media, including BBC News, to provide a reliable account of the world is literally a matter of life or death, on many levels. More >>

40,000 Dead Venezuelans Under US Sanctions: Media Ignores

Wednesday, 1 May 2019, 8:26 am | Media Lens


Assange Arrest : 'So Now He's Our Property'

Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 1:09 pm | Media Lens

If 'journalism' meant what it is supposed to mean– acting as the proverbial 'fourth estate' to challenge power and to keep the public informed – then Julian Assange and WikiLeaks would be universally lauded as paragons. So would Chelsea Manning, ... More >>

Douma: Part 1 - Deception In Plain Sight

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 4:11 pm | Media Lens

UK corporate media are under a curious kind of military occupation. Almost all print and broadcast me-dia now employ a number of reporters and commentators who are relentless and determined war-mongers. Despite the long, unarguable history of US-UK lying on ... More >>

Media Lens Media Alert: Blaming The Victim In Gaza

Tuesday, 18 July 2006, 11:35 am | Media Lens

Traditionally, British media reporting of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been heavily biased in favour of the United States' major ally in the region, Israel. A 2002 Glasgow University Media Group report found that television broadcasters were ... More >>