Change: More Substance, Less Social

Change: More Substance, Less Social

TFF’s changing publishing policy – Why we reduce social media presence and what we’ll do instead By Jan Oberg April 2, 2019 For more than a decade, I’ve been enthusiastic about social media as a new, potentially more people-powered phenomenon that could serve change for the common good of humankind. Not so today. Sadly, social […]

Manufacturing Crisis: The untold story of the Iran nuclear scare

Manufacturing Crisis: The untold story of the Iran nuclear scare

By Gareth Porter Video from March 16, 2014 Investigate reporter, historian and TFF Associate, Gareth Porter, in one of the world’s leading experts on how and why the nuclear issue between Iran and the US/West came about. His book, Manufacturing Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare, is a classic and must-read for […]

Öppet brev till Sveriges Radios “Konflikt”

Öppet brev till Sveriges Radios “Konflikt”

Foto: Martin Meissner/AP/TT Av Erni & Ola Friholt* 27:e mars 2019 Såhär kan det gå till “bakom kulisserna” på public service mediet, Sveriges Radio. Men det vet ju inte den som lyssnade på programmet. Vi tycker det är viktigt at förmedla hur det går för sig och kommer självfallet att publicera SR:s svar. Stocken 25 […]

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 […]

Anti Reuter

Anti Reuter

By Johan Galtung March 7, 2019 In 1883 P. J. Reuter, head of the news agency carrying his name, wrote the following memorandum: To: Agents and CorrespondentsFrom: P. J. ReuterDate: 1883 Re: Please cover the following: “…fires, explosions, floods, inundations, railway accidents, destructive storms, earthquakes, shipwrecks attended with loss of life, accidents to war vessels […]

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 […]

Jake Lynch explains peace journalism

Jake Lynch explains peace journalism

By Jake Lynch, TFF Associate January 7, 2018 Dr Jake Lynch, former BBC newsreader, political correspondent for Sky News and Sydney correspondent for the Independent, is the director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney and one of the most published authors in the field of Peace Journalism. Associate […]

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 […]

Falsk nyhed er russisk propaganda, sandt eller falsk?

Falsk nyhed er russisk propaganda, sandt eller falsk?

Af Jesper Munk Jakobsen 22. december 2018 Den 18. december bringer Altinget en nyhed med overskriften ”Russisk statsmedie gav den falske historie luft”. Jeg vil i denne artikel foretage en analyse af Altingets artikel, som jeg mener, har kastet almindelige journalistiske principper om kildekritik og bestræbelser på objektivitet over bord, fordi historien omhandler den gamle […]

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 […]