Global media is dominated by a few news agencies.
In fact five – Reuters, Bloomberg, UPI, AP and AFP.
These agencies in turn are fed by various think tanks, NGOs and research organizations, which then dominate global debate.
Same story on the internet.
In the last few years, top 10 websites control 75% of the web traffic.
Hollywood dominates the big screen.
Big media, kept at arm’s length, separated by chinese walls from the State, keeps the myth of Free Press alive.
For instance the highly flawed model of Transparency International, promotes a narrative of corrupt Africa and Asia.
To dominate the debate, censorship is not the only solution.
It is not even a preferred solution.
More noise is equally effective.
2ndlook at media, academia and elites
The Maya of Pandemics
Indian Elite – Such Low-Esteem!
People for Profit – The NGO story
Hit me with your best shot
Carnegie, I can see you
Collusion or collaboration? The Think Tank Initiative
Egypt raids on US NGOs
Metrics Of Corruption
Andy Mukherjee’s Poverty
The Great Unease
Media Role In Iraq War
Does India ignore Sikhs?
Democracy – How Think tanks shape policy making
- Religion and War – Siamese Twins (behind2ndlook.wordpress.com)
- The Burden Of Religion (behind2ndlook.wordpress.com)
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