We create the alternative media to the mainstream purveyors of politically motivated mis- and dis-information. These platforms are robust, growing, and wholly necessary to preserve real freedom and real justice.
Malian authorities claimed allegations concerning the military killing of civilians, as reported by French outlets, are a strategy aimed at destabilising the political transition, demoralising the Malian people and discrediting the Malian army.
Since the beginning of the conflict, the treatment of news on Russia Today television network has differed significantly from other media. Several European countries have already taken measures against the channel.
Swiss media companies had seen their revenue streams dry up over the past 20 years, pushing many publishers to the brink of extinction. Even so, a proposed law to subsidize private media companies with public money was rejected by Swiss voters.
After discovering the Omicron variant last November, Dr. Angelique Coetzee faced heavy criticism from scientists and politicians in Europe for calling the variant a “mild disease.” Some three months later she is proven right and refuses to be silenced.
Russia has requested the closure of the local office of the German international radio and television station Deutsche Welle. This is the first time that a Western media has been banned in Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union.
In an editorial piece titled “We Failed,” Ekstra Bladet, a traditionally center-left Danish tabloid newspaper, confessed that the publication—along with the wider mainstream liberal press—hadn’t been “vigilant enough” in questioning narratives put forward by government authorities.
Reporting on the link between palm oil and cancer is just one example of how the mainstream media avoids fair and balanced reporting, and squelches moderate voices. Some media, besides pushing an ideological agenda, try to make money by stirring up fear.
The temptation to standardize news, with the broadcasting of a single source of information, takes us directly back to the experiences of state propaganda systems—the difference being, this time, that propaganda is in the hands of private companies such as GAFA and no longer in the hands of states.