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March 9, 2006 Media Analysis

Canada's Military-Media Complex

lookunder_fp.jpg Anthony Fenton examines the ill-defined lines separating Canada's government, private defense contractors, the military and the media.

What's the difference between government, defense contractors and media?

January 23, 2006 Media Analysis

Ce qui rend un scandale scandaleux

pettigrew_yves_fp.jpg Dru Oja Jay s'interroge sur le silence des médias canadiens sur la question haïtienne alors que ceux-ci se sont acharnés sur l'affaire des voyages de Pierre Pettigrew.

Les médias et l'appartement de Pierre Pettigrew, rue Aristide Bruant

December 9, 2005 Media Analysis

Land Claims and Treaties and Bands, Oh My!

gpc_fp.jpg Canada's media stopped short of looking beyond the official line in coverage of the First Ministers' Meeting. Dru Oja Jay peeks at what they missed.

First Ministers' Meeting coverage begins and ends with official story

November 8, 2005 Media Analysis

What makes a scandal scandalous?

pettigrew_yves_fp.jpg Dru Oja Jay asks why the Canadian media, despite pestering the Pierre Pettigrew about questionable trips, have yet to ask about Haiti

The media and Pierre Pettigrew's apartment on rue Aristide Bruant

September 1, 2005 Media Analysis

New Orleans is sinking, man, and I don't wanna talk about climate change

Hurricane_Katrina_fp.jpg Dru Oja Jay looks at coverage of Hurricane Katrina.

Canadian media ignore scientific debate

August 17, 2005 Français

Génocide rwandais : La presse française au ban des accusés

rwanda2_fp.jpg Jean-Paul Gouteux, spécialiste de la question rwandaise, nous rappelle la tendance néocolonialiste de la presse française en Afrique.

Entretien avec Jean-Paul Gouteux

June 2, 2005 Accounts

Danger and Spectacular Opportunity

fascismsucksncmr_fp.jpg Over 2,500 media reformers and revolutionaries gathered in St. Louis to discuss ways to discuss strategy and alternatives. Steve Anderson reports.

The National Conference for Media Reform hosts a growing movement against corporate media in St. Louis

April 16, 2005 Opinion

The System is the Scandal

parliament_fp.jpg Opposition parties and the press are using the sponsorship scandal to trash the Liberals, but Duff Conacher asks: why they aren't pushing for real reforms?

Stronger rules, enforcement and penalties, not an election, needed to prevent future scandals

February 20, 2005 Media Analysis

Canada is Legitimizing Suppression of Haitian Democracy: Filmmaker

pina-paup_fp.jpg Dru Oja Jay interviews filmmaker Kevin Pina about Canada's role in the overthrow of Haiti's government.

Kevin Pina slams role of Canadian government, media

February 4, 2005 Media Analysis

Haiti and the Globe

Returning from Haiti, Yves Engler looks at the Globe and Mail's coverage of Haiti and finds that key facts are missing.

Facts, research missing in action

January 4, 2005 Accounts

Truth in Iraq

Even those who read independent and foreign media are shocked when they hear the stories Dahr Jamail brings back from Iraq.

An Interview with Dahr Jamail

December 19, 2004 Media Analysis

Manufacturing Democracy

Ukrainian politics have been the subject of relentless media attention in recent weeks. Dru Oja Jay wonders what is missing.

The politics of media coverage: Haiti, Ukraine, Georgia

November 6, 2004 Media Analysis

Counterbalance to Reality

Canadian media present two pictures of Haiti: helpless victim and land of violent "gangs". Dru Oja Jay compares their story to the facts on the ground.

Canadian Media on Haiti

September 30, 2004 Media Analysis

Starving for Journalism

Dru Oja Jay looks at Canadian media coverage of the Palestinian prisoners' hunger strike.

Canadian media avoid fundamentals of Palestinian Prisoners

August 25, 2004 Media Analysis

Missing History in Action

Joseph Pannell is being threatened with extradition to the United States for a crime he allegedly committed thirty years ago. Dru Oja Jay looks at the assumptions that the media brings to the case.

Canadian coverage of Joseph Pannell and the Black Panther Party

July 21, 2004 Arts

American Patriot from Guelph?

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Every movement needs a theme song.

May 27, 2004 Features

Accounts Unsettled

Independent reporting from Iraq

ambulance_fp.jpgThe past two weeks have seen a remarkable effort on the part of the US government and numerous media outlets to directly contradict reality. The single most remarkable instance of the contradiction came from US military spokesman Mark Kimmitt, who said that "the stations that are showing Americans intentionally killing women and children are not legitimate news sources. That is propaganda, and that is lies."

Independent reporting from Iraq

January 13, 2004 Accounts

A letter from the editor

A letter from the editor: Every media organization has a way of deciding what stories are important enough to be news. The editor of the Globe and Mail, Edward Greenspon, has said that "if it happened yesterday, it isn't news."

December 22, 2003 Accounts

Barn-Raising on Air: the Prometheus Radio Project

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Janna Graham helps the Prometheus Radio Project out with a radio barnraising in Immokalee, Florida.

November 10, 2003 Features

Freedom of the Press is for Those Who Own One

irving_fp.jpgThe Irving Media Monopoly in New Brunswick

Living in New Brunswick where all of the English language daily papers are owned by one company means that there is very little variety in the type of news that is available to New Brunswick readers. We face classic problems of monopoly media ownership in which homogeneity and a narrow range of opinion are common features of the news media.

- by Erin Steuter -

The Irving Media Monopoly in New Brunswick

November 10, 2003 Accounts

Journalists Question Media Ownership in Canada

"Media concentration is worse in Canada than in other industrialized countries; in New Brunswick, way worse."

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