An ocean of lies about Venezuela

An ocean of lies about Venezuela

Abby Martin interviews the UN’s Rapporteur By Jan Oberg March 9, 2019 At The Transnational, we believe in diversity. And in the likelihood that world events are complex and can be seen from more than one – usually US/Western – perspective. You may have wondered why the, now retired, UN representative for Venezuela, the brilliant […]

Royal wedding received triple the media coverage of Yemen in 2018

Royal wedding received triple the media coverage of Yemen in 2018

Photo: Shutterstock By Jim Lobe March 6, 2019 The ongoing war in Yemen, called the world’s “worst humanitarian disaster” by the United Nations and independent aid agencies since early last year, received a grand combined total of 20 minutes of coverage on the ABC, NBC, and CBS weekday evening news programs in 2018. That compared […]

China, 40 years of Reform and Openness

China, 40 years of Reform and Openness

By Pía Figueroa February 26, 2018 I recently returned from my first trip to China and I am still thinking about everything I saw, which undoubtedly made me realize – once again – how much distortion comes from the press, manipulated by Western interests, on a daily basis. We construct our picture of the world […]

New EU sanctions on Iran: The plank in your own eyes

New EU sanctions on Iran: The plank in your own eyes

Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif and the EU Foreign Policy chief Frederica Mogherini By Jan Oberg January 9, 2019 UPI writes that the European Union issues sanctions on Iran over assassination plots on January 8, 2019. And US Secretary of State, Pompeo, fully supports them. The move puts the Iranian individuals and intelligence unit on […]

Goodbye to “Medium”

Goodbye to “Medium”

By Jan Oberg January 4, 2019 TFF has been on Medium for years, the blogging platform started in 2012 Twitter co-founders Ev Williams and Biz Stone. More about it on Wikipedia here. It’s not that TFF or I have sat down and written for this platform. What we post on other social media is shot […]

Compassion in the Media and Politics: Why the language we use matters?

Compassion in the Media and Politics: Why the language we use matters?

By Brajna Greenhalgh December 11, 2018 I have to admit that the most unforgiving relationship I hold is the one with the media. This may not come as a surprise as one doesn’t need to look further than a front page of any media platform to see that the media has become an increasingly hostile […]

PET – Paranoid Eller Tillukket?

PET – Paranoid Eller Tillukket?

  Af Jesper Munk Jakobsen 31. oktober 2018 ”Den iranske efterretningstjeneste har haft planlagt et attentat i Danmark. Det oplyser PET.” Den sms-besked tikkede ind fra DR Nyheder i går d. 30 oktober kl. 13:09. PET havde indkaldt til en halv times pressemøde og deres foruroligende meddelelse fik naturligvis alarmklokkerne til ringe hos enhver dansker […]

The Shaky Case That Russia Manipulated Social Media to Tip the 2016 Election

The Shaky Case That Russia Manipulated Social Media to Tip the 2016 Election

  By Gareth Porter TFF Associate October 25, 2018 The idea promoted by the NYT’s Shane & Mazzetti that the Russian government seriously threatened to determine the 2016 election does not hold up when the larger social media context is examined more closely, reports Gareth Porter.   In their long recapitulation of the case that […]

Nyt lovforslag: ”Del” dig til 12 års fængsel, hvis du deler holdning med Rusland

Nyt lovforslag: ”Del” dig til 12 års fængsel, hvis du deler holdning med Rusland

  Af Jesper Munk Jakobsen 24 oktober, 2018 Et forkert klik på ”del” ikonet på Facebook skal fremover give en staf på op til 12 års fængsel, hvis det står til den danske regering, fremgår det i et nyt lovforslag. Det afhænger selvfølgelig af omstændighederne. Eller rettere af en bestemt omstændighed. Den hedder Rusland. Forestil […]

Hold the frontpage – The reporters are missing

Hold the frontpage – The reporters are missing

  John Pilger 26 september, 2018 The death of Robert Parry earlier this year felt like a farewell to the age of the reporter. Parry was “a trailblazer for independent journalism”, wrote Seymour Hersh, with whom he shared much in common. Hersh revealed the My Lai massacre in Vietnam and the secret bombing of Cambodia, […]

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