📌 Goodbye Facebook, Google/YouTube and Twitter

📌 Goodbye Facebook, Google/YouTube and Twitter

Jan Oberg January 25, 2021 📌 Announcement on social media use TFF and I, Jan Oberg, will change how we use social media from 2021 and onwards. The change comes as a result of certain social media trends and events that we do not want to be part of (see arguments below). We increasingly find […]

The New York Pravda Times

The New York Pravda Times

An example of Western quality journalism’s decay and adaptation to political correctness. Jan Oberg January 3, 2021 Many have considered the New York Times one of the finest pieces of journalism anywhere. In 1971, it had the courage to publish The Pentagon Papers by Daniel Ellsberg which revealed how the US, in reality, conducted its […]

Podcast – Oberg, peace and the media

Podcast – Oberg, peace and the media

By Regan Durkin The Global Press Coalition for Peace, GPCP, in Washington kindly turned to me and asked me to speak with them for a longer podcast. GPCP is a rather young but very innovative civil society organization that focuses on how the media deal with conflicts, war and peace – and how it can […]

Karl Rove’s prophecy

Karl Rove’s prophecy

Karel Van Wolferen November 17th, 2020 In a famous exchange between a high official at the court of George W. Bush and journalist Ron Susskind, the official – later acknowledged to have been Karl Rove – takes the journalist to task for working in “the reality-based community.” He defined that as believing “that solutions emerge […]

Book Review: “A Lot Of People Are Saying – The new conspiracism and the assault on democracy”

Book Review: “A Lot Of People Are Saying – The new conspiracism and the assault on democracy”

Ignas Kalpokas November 19th, 2020 In A Lot of People Are Saying: The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy, Russell Muirhead and Nancy L. Rosenblum identify and outline the emergence of a new type of conspiracist thinking in our contemporary moment, showing it to pose a fundamental threat to democratic functioning. While questioning whether the book ascribes too much […]

Do US media provoke post-election chaos for Biden who also offers no hope?

Do US media provoke post-election chaos for Biden who also offers no hope?

Brilliant collage by unknown creator If Biden has, in fact, received so many more votes, why is the CNN-led media flock in such a hurry to declare him the winner? Is it the media’s job to decide the winner in a democracy? How will Trump and his sympathisers, about half of the people, react to […]

Leaked docs expose massive Syria propaganda operation by Western government contractors and media

Leaked docs expose massive Syria propaganda operation by Western government contractors and media

Photo: The Liberation of Aleppo December 2016 Collage © Jan Oberg Ben Norton October 26, 2020 Western government-funded intelligence cutouts trained Syrian opposition leaders, planted stories in media outlets from BBC to Al Jazeera, and ran a cadre of journalists. A trove of leaked documents exposes the propaganda network. Originally published on The Grayzone, September […]

Den frie presses skæbne bliver snart afgjort

Den frie presses skæbne bliver snart afgjort

Idag, den 7. september 2020, i London starter en retssag, som får betydning for den frie presse i vesten i fremtiden. Sagen drejer sig om journalist og stifter af mediet WikiLeaks – Julian Assange – som er tiltalt for overtrædelse af den amerikanske spionagelov i forbindelse med at indhente og offentliggøre fortrolige militære- og diplomatiske […]

Politikens parodi på perspektivrig udlandsdækning

Politikens parodi på perspektivrig udlandsdækning

Artiklen i Politiken den 9. maj 2020. Jesper Munk Jakobsen 30. juli 2020 Dette er en analyse af denne artikel fra Politiken den 9. maj 2020, som er skrevet af Latinamerika-korrespondent Anne M. Sørensen: ”To fantaster bag kupforsøg i Venezuela” (artiklen har en anden overskrift online end på papir): Artiklen i Politiken handler om Venezuela, men min […]

ObergComment: How the West lost Iran to China and others – and why

ObergComment: How the West lost Iran to China and others – and why

📌 We know that many of our readers would like to see some short, pointed posts here. So, in contrast to the longer, more analytical articles we usually publish – normal for an academic institution – an Oberg Comment is a short text by the editor of The Transnational, Jan Oberg, which alerts you to […]

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