Tom and Dan reflect on the first season of Media Democracy and the Summer of 2017: Corbyn’s electoral breakthrough and a brief moment of media introspection; Snow, Robinson and Harris; everyone waking up to Facebook; the need to connect media policy with a wider programme of democratisation.
Archive for October, 2017
This week we speak to Jamie Stern-Weiner about reports of antisemitism at the Labour conference. Jamie is a graduate student in Middle Eastern Studies. He was co-founder of New Left Project and is the editor of ‘Moment of Truth: Tackling Israel-Palestine’s Toughest Questions’, forthcoming from OR Books.
From Spanish and Catalan media to the more than four hundred international journalists: They were all waiting outside the Catalan Parliament for the speech of its president, Carles Puigdemont, in which he could have declared the independence for Catalonia on Tuesday evening.
“To have a prominent BBC journalist and presenter like Nick Robinson attack the independent media, I don’t think it’s acceptable and I think he owes us an apology.”
https://soundcloud.com/user-656376070/media-democracy-episode-14-money-the-messengers-ellen-brown-on-the-banking-system establishment media do enough to explain banking and the money system? The latest episode of our Media Democracy podvast speaks to Ellen Brown, author and advocate for public banking.
How does the financial and monetary system work? One thing’s for sure, you won’t get the answers from the Establishment media, which seems incurably incurious when it comes to the mysteries of money.