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Does CNN regularly report on the ongoing war at the Israel's north border? [closed]

It's been asked in an fairly upvoted answer (because that's the new style here of answering questions) do the "left-wing" media regularly report on the ongoing war at the Israel's north ...
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Did Yeltsin participate in formal debates against other candidates for the Russian presidency?

Somewhat related to this Q, I found that Yeltsin had been challenged by Zyuganov to a televised debate in 1996. I wasn't able to find out if Yeltsin ever took on that challenge. So, did he? Or is ...
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When did Pakistani newspapers first publicize allegations of "un-Islamic marriage" against Imran Khan?

I don't follow Pakistani politics closely, so I was a bit surprised that Imran Khan was recently sentenced for "un-Islamic marriage". I do recall that cases/allegations of corruption against ...
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How does the EU enforce its media ban against Russia Today?

Brussels — The European Union's chief executive says the 27-nation bloc will close its airspace to Russian airlines, fund supplies of weapons to Ukraine and ban some pro-Kremlin media outlets in ...
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How many journalists have been killed in two currently pending conflicts? [closed]

Currently, two wars in the world have attracted the attention of the media: the war between Russia and Ukraine (within about two years), and the war between Israel and Palestine (within about 100 days)...
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Do Western governments or organizations control the media and newspapers to censor some news?

Many believe that mainstream Western newspapers such as WSJ, NYT, The Guardian, AP, etc. publish all the world's news without censorship (e.g. in the US perhaps due to freedom of the press). What made ...
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How did Arab media report the events of the Hamas attack on Israel?

The Wiki article in Arabic about October 7th (linked is a Google translation) is notable for portraying the attack as a purely military operation and avoids any discussions of the crimes against ...
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Did the Trump administration release pressers with unnamed "senior administration officials"? If so, were they as numerous as in the present one?

A quick search of the present White House briefings (i.e. in the Biden administration) finds quite a few pressers (i.e. press releases) with unnamed "senior administration officials". e.g. 1,...
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Why does the Voice of America refer to "militants" and not "terrorists" when talking about armed Palestinian groups, apparently with no backlash?

The BBC got quite a bit of criticism for not referring to Hamas as terrorists, and they apparently caved in. But I see the Voice of America, which is just as tightly if not more so coupled with the US ...
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Is access to Russian open sources blocked from the West?

I want to understand whether the element of the “information war” is taken into account when discussing “war crimes”.Is the probability in society that the information and double standards presented, ...
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What is Antisemitism?

The U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism - From the Whitehouse, Joe Biden: Antisemitism threatens not only the Jewish community, but all Americans. … "Through this U.S. National ...
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Are U.S. press conferences always or sometimes choreographed, especially during a high-stake meeting? [duplicate]

Are U.S. press conferences always or sometimes choreographed, especially during a high-stake meeting? WOODSIDE, Calif. ― President Joe Biden doubled down Wednesday on labeling Chinese President Xi ...
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Why are statements from the "Gaza Health Ministry" taken without a grain of salt?

Western media is constantly reporting casualty figures from the Gaza ministry of health. However the ministry is fully controlled by Hamas and cannot be considered impartial. So why are the casualty ...
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What is the practical implication of condemnations?

Often, countries "condemn" actions done by other countries, but do not do anything else about it. Is there any practical implications to such condemnations? If so, what are they? If not, ...
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Why Global North countries collectively hate Russia? [closed]

For me being unfamiliar with western propaganda/popular news agenda etc. it is not clear. It seems to be something everyone already knows and obvious. Just to be clear, by Global North countries I ...
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Has Fox News shown any footage from inside Gaza, esp. from a civilian perspective?

Most media in the US and Europe (which is often desribed as "left-wing" from a right-wing perspective) appears to be striking for some kind of balance in their reporting of the recent ...
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How easy is it to receive a radio signal in Mandarin from BBC and VoA in Beijing?

How easy is it to receive a radio signal in Mandarin from BBC and VoA in Beijing? In other words, is it a good signal that you can listen to at any time of day with readily available equipment that is ...
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Apart from censorship, how does the Chinese government control the media?

China’s constitution affords its citizens freedom of speech and press, but the opacity of Chinese media regulations allows authorities to crack down on news stories by claiming that they expose state ...
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Why there is little report about Huawei's launch of Mate 60 Pro phone? [closed]

Last week Chinese social media went viral about Huawei's launch of Mate 60 Pro phone (Aug 29). To the Chinese people, this is just another example of what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. But I ...
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Is there a data-based predictive model of what newspapers cover? [closed]

I am interested in a modern analogue to Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky’s propaganda model of media. (A modern revisitation of which can be found here.) It would be interesting and valuable (to me) if ...
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To what extent (if any) does Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi answer reporters' questions, or at least appear to?

CNN's June 22, 2023 Biden makes trade-offs and Modi steps out of his comfort zone during elaborate state visit at White House includes the following: But Modi, for one of the only times since he ...
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Why did the leftists usually win in the media front and education system?

I recently read that less than 3% of Ivy League professors (from Harvard and Yale) are conservative; the vast majority are liberal or very liberal. Also, most influential media are left-leaning. There ...
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Why are most US news programs silent about Iran-Saudi deal announced at Beijing on March 10th?

Saudi Arabia, Iran restore relations in a deal brokered by China on March 10th. Now 3 days have passed, but I only saw MSNBC and BBC briefly reported it on their TV programs once. All the other news ...
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Why is it assumed that UN votes are always based on Realpolitik rather than genuine convictions of the country in question?

For example, take this recent question. The question is "Why are non-Western countries siding with China in the UN?", and the asker assumes that China has some kind of influence over non-...
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Has Fox news, or any of the major personalities on it, addressed the revelations from the Dominion trial?

As a result of the defamation lawsuit brought by Dominion Voting Systems Fox News was forced to turn over documentation including the private conversations of their leadership and major personalities. ...
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Why won't countries ban media companies that leak their own intelligence?

https://thegrayzone.com/2022/06/07/paul-masons-covert-intelligence-grayzone/ This makes me believe the work should be done by white label organizations operating with firm infosec - Signal/ProtonMail,...
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Are there examples of laws/patterns that prevent "Manufactured Consent"

This is a rewrite of a more biased and now closed question I thought had a good core. In the 1988 book Manufacturing Consent, Herman/Chomsky argued that corporate mass media have a symbiosis with the ...
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Is Chomsky's propaganda model valid?

In the 1988 book Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, Chomsky argued that corporate mass media essentially controls the minds of the general population as an alternative to ...
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What are the political reasons behind the Western media highlighting the HIMARS vehicles over the MLRS vehicles that Ukraine has recently received? [closed]

Ukraine has received 20 HIMARS vehicles and "more than 10" MLRS. A HIMARS has six rounds, which is half of the twelve rounds of an MLRS, but it is on a wheeled chassis instead of a tracked ...
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What position exactly did Merkel express about the Minsk agreements in this December 2022 interview?

Former German chancellor Angela Merkel gave an interview to the Zeit - but the Zeit is paywalled and I don't speak German. In that interview, she supposedly said: I thought that the introduction of ...
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Who is the target audience of Russia's October 2022 claims about dirty bombs?

In recent days (October 2022), Russia has intensified claims that Ukraine is working on 'dirty' radioactive weapons, i.e. radioactive isotopes dispersed by conventional explosives. Who is the primary (...
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How do newspapers elucidate the motivations of politicians/countries?

(Not sure if this should be on the meta) Here's an example of what I'm referring to: A United States ally, South Korea has maintained it would not provide Ukraine with lethal aid and has sought to ...
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How many US nationals were working for major US news outlets in China in mid-2020?

Back at the end of 2020, there was this spat: In a sharp escalation of tensions between the two superpowers, China announced on Tuesday that it would expel American journalists working for The New ...
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Is western media biased against the west?

Whenever I open Western Media I see negative news about Western countries like US, Britain etc. For example, I see videos insulting/making fun of the very president of USA, of gun violence, racism, ...
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Is there any EU state that de facto allows a political party to non-transparently pay media outlets using public funds?

Context Recorder, a Romanian NGO recently published an investigation about how some political parties manage to hide the (indirect) funding of media outlets using money provided by the state (source, ...
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Aside the White House press conference, can the U.S. government give other types of access to certain journalists and news organizations?

In November 2018, Jim Acosta had his press credentials revoked by the White House, thereby barring his access to the White House press conferences. CNN brought a lawsuit naming the president himself, ...
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What are the official sources of press releases and other announcements of the Federal and State governments of the US?

For example, in Ontario the government maintains an online newsroom, for distribution of all official press releases and announcements from the various branches of the provincial government. Although ...
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How do Western democracies justify censorship of foreign media outlets?

One of the features of a democracy is freedom of speech and media, but in the last few months Russian media outlets were closed and blocked online. Such censorship happened for example in the EU and ...
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From when & where is Kevin McCarthy quoted as saying "...there's two people I think, Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump."?

The April 28, 2022 Lincoln Project video Laughing includes an audio clip of someone quoting the current US House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy as follows: "There's... there's two people, I ...
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What is the reason for blocking Russian duma Youtube channel?

According to BBC News the Russian duma's YouTube channel was blocked. What is the reason for that given that this would potentially mean that YouTube will be banned in Russia and the alternative ...
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Have retired top US military officials become substantially more outspoken and cited on political issues in the last decade?

Reading Politico's April 04, 2022 How two dozen retired generals are trying to stop an overhaul of the Marines and re-reading my own comment: Retired yet notable military figures have recently ...
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How can Ukraine's invasion end for the Russian media and how do they justify the possible scenarios? [closed]

After writing my first question I realized that I can ask another question so to have a good summary of the Russian positions in the media on the ways the invasion of Ukraine can end. How does Russian ...
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Where can I find videos of russian tv shows covering the russian invasion of Ukraine?

I was watching a tv show in my country on the matter and they showed some footages of the russian tv shows, if I remember well one of them was called "60 minutes". The focus was on the ...
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Will there be any televised first-round presidential debates in France during the "equal airtime" period that starts on 28 March 2022?

The rule in France in 2022 is that the media must treat verified candidates for the presidency "equitably" until 28 March, and from then on it must treat them "equally". So before ...
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Does TASS have a disclosed direct line with the Kremlin?

It's been disclosed that RT has a direct line with the Kremlin. When Time magazine's Moscow correspondent Simon Shuster visited RT Editor-in-Chief Margareta Simonyan in her office in 2015, he noticed ...
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Why is Reuters considered as an independent and unbiased political news source?

Reuters is very often used and quoted in parliamentary hearings, google updates and different news outlets. Many people say that this is because of the "independent " nature of reporting of ...
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How do international news agencies make their maps of Russia's military progress in Ukraine and where do they get their data?

Over the last few weeks most major international news agencies have used maps to show the progress of the Russian military in Ukraine, showing large regions in red presumably denoting Russian ...
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Which countries have blocked access to rt.com?

We know that the EU countries have blocked access to rt.com, and some people in India have also reported that they can no longer get to it. But not all western countries have blocked it. Does anyone ...
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If Russia plans to demilitarize Ukraine, does that mean (e.g.) they plan to take over or dismantle the Kharkiv tank factory (and design bureau)?

Ukraine has inherited (from Soviet times) the Morozov design bureau and the Malyshev (tank) factory, both located in Kharkiv. These have been responsible for a non-trivial amount of armored vehicles, ...
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Has Google removed RT.com from web searches (in the EU)? [closed]

If I search (from an EU IP) seemingly for anything on Google with the site:rt.com restriction, I get no results, but funny pages like "476 results removed". Did Google announce removing RT ...
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