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Barrie Zwicker
Author, producer and social and political activist Barrie Zwicker has specialized in media criticism since 1970. Since the events of 9/11 he has become a leader in the "9/11Truth movement." Millions of people around the world (as ...

News Releases

Hungarian journalists work in climate of self-censorship, fear
2014-10-20
Committee to Protect Journalists
On a rare mission to a European Union country, a CPJ delegation led by board member Kati Marton was in Hungary this week to meet with journalists, media lawyers, managers, rights defenders, policy ana...
Self-censorship concerns in Hong Kong after bashing of journalist and protesters
2014-10-20
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is deeply concerned that Hong Kong police beat up a journalist and brutally attacked a pro-democracy protester while breaking up a demonstration. With...
Self-censorship, exile or certain death: the choice faced by journalists in Ciudad JuA¡rez
2009-01-22
Reporters Without Borders and the Centre for Journalism and Public Ethics (CEPET) are releasing the results of a joint fact-finding visit to the northern city of Ciudad JuA¡rez Chihuahua, that was pro...

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Canadian group not dealing with major free expression issue
Celebrating World Press Freedom Day
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2014
We need to address how corporate-owned mainstream news organizations restrict the freedom of journalists and prevent the public from having access to a wide variety of important news and opinion artic...
Censorship? Haaretz Deletes Amira Hass Article On Surging Settler Violence
Abuimah, Ali
Article
2012
Electronic Intifada
Israel’s Haaretz has mysteriously deleted a powerful article by Amira Hass headlined “The anti-Semitism that goes unreported,” about an unchecked upsurge in violence against Palestinians by Israeli se...
How Truth Slips Down The Memory Hole
Pilger, John
Article
2007
John Pilger, applies to current events Orwell's description in '1984' of how the Ministry of Truth consigned embarrassing truth to a memory hole. He highlights the killing of a Palestinian cameraman b...
Hungarian journalists work in climate of self-censorship, fear
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Committee to Protect Journalists
On a rare mission to a European Union country, a CPJ delegation led by board member Kati Marton was in Hungary this week to meet with journalists, media lawyers, managers, rights defenders, policy ana...
Je Suis Charlie? It's a Bit Late
Malik, Kenan
Article
2015
Hardly had news begun filtering out about the Charlie Hebdo shootings, than there were those suggesting that the magazine was a 'racist institution' and that the cartoonists, if not deserving what the...
The Obliteration of Privacy
Snowden and the NSA
Kandutsch, Carl E
Article
2014
CounterPunch
It’s remarkable how little outrage Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations have provoked in the American public. One often heard response is something like, “Well, I don’t have anything to hide, so I don’t c...
Self-censorship
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
The act of censoring or classifying one's own work out of fear or deference to the sensibilities of others without an authority directly pressuring one to do so.
Self-censorship concerns in Hong Kong after bashing of journalist and protesters
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is deeply concerned that Hong Kong police beat up a journalist and brutally attacked a pro-democracy protester while breaking up a demonstration. With...
Self-censorship, exile or certain death: the choice faced by journalists in Ciudad JuA¡rez
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters Without Borders and the Centre for Journalism and Public Ethics (CEPET) are releasing the results of a joint fact-finding visit to the northern city of Ciudad JuA¡rez Chihuahua, that was pro...
Spiked: Fighting In-House Censorship When Media Managers Can't Handle The Truth
Lewis, Charles
Article
2015
Investigative Reporting Workshop
Working in mainstream print media can be very frustrating. Between the corporate and editorial red tape and censorship, it might be more worthwhile to become an independant journalist.

Sources Bookshelf

Blindspots in The News
Manson, Katherine; Hackett, Robert
Book
1995
The filters that determine what gets into the "news" and what doesn't.
Inventing Reality
The Politics of News Media
Parenti, Michael
Book
1993
Parenti sets out to demonstrate how the news media distort important aspects of social and political life and why they do.


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