How the mainstream media became a neo-Stalinist propaganda regime for wealthy neocons
by Nafeez Ahmed
This in-depth special report is part of the Media Reform Coalition’s ‘media democracy’ series of think pieces.
John Pilger once wrote that journalism is the first casualty of war.
In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, as governments push forward with new legislation on mass surveillance and anti-terror powers, as the drumbeat for more war in Syria intensifies, the need for journalism that operates in the public interest cannot be underestimated.
But we are far from that lofty goal.