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Fourth estate agents

Progressive activists have often had a difficult relationship  with the mainstream media. Ian Sinclair discussed the advantages  and pitfalls of working with and in the mainstream with five activists

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Virtual Media Blackout on Turkey’s Recent Military Incursions into Iraq

On-going cross-border military actions in northern Iraq are killing civilians and being underreported.

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Picture this

The police continue to prevent journalists doing their job

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American Radical: I. F. Stone

A film of a screening and talk by author and journalist D D Guttenplan on the life and work of one of the 20th century’s great radical journalists - I F Stone. The event (14 March 2012) was organised by Peace News and the National Union of Journalists and was filmed by John Whiting.

Robert McChesney addresses the Rebellious Media Conference by video

Robert McChesney on why progressive media needs to seize the moment, Rebellious Media Conference, October 2011.

Paul Mason, Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions

Verso, 2012; 237pp; £12.99

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Can one reporter change the world?

The US journalist I F Stone thought so

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Douglas Rushkoff, Program or be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age

OR Books, 2010; 150pp; £9.99

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Media matters: 'Words and Money', 'The Return of the Public' and 'Barefoot into Cyberspace'

Gabriel Carlyle surveys some of the books he read during the programming of October’s Rebellious Media Conference (RMC)

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Getting the most from mainstream media

After recently reading Flat Earth News by Nick Davies about “churnalism”, distortion and propaganda in the global media, I thought hard about choosing the “Getting the most from the mainstream medi