Journalism

364 days

25 October 2022, El Espectador At the time of sending this column I have gone 364 days without hearing my mother’s voice, without a hug from her or finding her at home reading a book about the cosmos or writing…

Everything in its place

It is essential to know how to distinguish the difference between journalism and propaganda. The way in which the news function has been transformed into a strategic arm of global economic power has evolved until it has become part of…

War through the media and the role of journalism

Written from the perspective of a journalist who covered wars for 30 years in Latin America, the Balkans, the Middle East and Asia, the book “Truth is Bombed. Media and War through the eyes of a war correspondent” is an experiential…

The impact of messengers

Half a century ago, the Canadian philosopher and researcher Marshall McLuhan highlighted the role of the media as much more than mere transmitters of political events, as their presence and action generate a communicational impact that is not necessarily in…

JournalistsSpeakUpForAssange: The UK approved Julian’s extradition

Friday’s announcement that the UK government approved Julian’s extradition was perhaps an expected formality, but many of you no doubt felt as we did that the news was extremely disappointing – particularly as so many press freedom organisations, including us,…

Peru: Investigating is the essence of journalism

The essence of journalism is to investigate in order to find the truth. The historical development of the so-called “investigative journalism” is relevant because it has marked a total difference with the so-called “heart press” and even more so with…

Sebastián Moro, the journalist who anticipated Bolivia’s coup d’état and ended up dead

Two years afterwards, the death of the Argentinean journalist is still under suspicion. Without his body, which was cremated, the investigations have focused on photographs, videos and testimonies. The family, meanwhile, points to the responsibility, or at least the clumsiness,…

Chris Hedges: Digitally Disappeared; YouTube Has Deleted Six Years of My Show

The entire archive of On Contact, the Emmy-nominated show I hosted for six years for RT America and RT International, has been disappeared from YouTube. Gone is the interview with Nathaniel Philbrick on his book about George Washington. Gone is the…

Why Julian Assange’s Inhumane Prosecution Imperils Justice for Us All

When I first saw Julian Assange in Belmarsh prison, in 2019, shortly after he had been dragged from his refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy, he said, “I think I am losing my mind.” By John Pilger He was gaunt and…

Nonviolent October in Ecuador: Pressenza book presentation

Next Wednesday 27th October at 1pm in Ecuador and as part of the activities of Nonviolent October, Pressenza will present the recently published book “Nonviolent Journalism: towards a humanising approach to communication”. The publication, written by a team of five…

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