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Everything is the fault of others

Matt Taibbi: Hate Inc. – Why Today's Media Makes us Despise One Another

MASS MEDIA: Where the advertisement gave a feeling of well-being, desire and pleasure, the new media consumption gives the feeling of paranoia, anger and mistrust. Hate seller. Also on Capitol Hill.

On the dark side of truth

Kris Fallon: Where Truth Lies. Digital Culture and Documentary Media after 9/11

MEDIA: The struggle for truth – and thus for documentarism – has become brutal. A new book analyzes how truth claims and digital culture shape our political realities.

Being threatened with death can make most people keep a low profile

FREEDOM OF SPEECH: The opportunity to say something is always very limited, says MODERN TIMES 'regular writer in this essay about different authorities' use of force. Away from today's mass media, an "underground" network of intellectuals has now emerged, including experienced journalists, intelligence officers, renowned professors and politicians.

Illiberal trends in Norwegian media

: Harsh attacks on skeptical dissent and lack of criticism of those in power: Is the mass media helping to restrict freedom of expression? Ny Tid has spoken with media researcher Rune Ottosen and Fritt Ord's director Knut Olav Åmås.