TV, internet and other media

TV, internet and other media

 

The global drug pandemic, police supremacism and the corruption of film-makers
Monday, 22 June 2020 10:10

The global drug pandemic, police supremacism and the corruption of film-makers

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Dennis Broe focuses on the global drug pandemic, dealt with in different ways in three new series Three new series deal variously with the drug pandemic, that byproduct of the despair that has grown in the wake of neoliberal capitalism. As opportunities shrink because of a global upward redistribution of…
Covid-19 and the ownership and control of the media
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 22 June 2020 08:53

Covid-19 and the ownership and control of the media

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Natalie Fenton points to the need for less concentrated ownership and more democratic control of the media, in the wake of the Covid-ap pandemic. The media are vital purveyors of information and interrogators of power in a pandemic where a government’s decisions translate directly into lives lost or saved. In…
When Channel 4 was radical: a sketch of political and cultural alternatives
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 09 June 2020 14:29

When Channel 4 was radical: a sketch of political and cultural alternatives

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Rod Stoneman looks back at the radical, risk-taking early days of Channel 4, as an example of a progressive alternative to mainstream, conservative media culture In its first decade, Channel 4 took risks and developed programming that gave voice to the marginalised – from Black radicals to Irish republicans, and…
Are we really all in this together?
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 04 June 2020 10:35

Are we really all in this together?

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Esther Leslie questions the media messages and slogans around the Covid-19 pandemic, as part of the joint Morning Star and Culture Matters series on Covid-19 and culture A picture flashed through social media channels. A woman, in a Stars and Stripes dress, protesting at Huntington Beach, California, holds up a…
Rebels in Snowpiercer
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 01 June 2020 07:13

Serial TV and the indignities of class: Snowpiercer, Normal People and Little Fires Everywhere

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Dennis Broe looks at how our class-divided society is represented in three current series being streamed on TV One of the effects of the coronavirus crisis is the accentuation of already exacerbated class differences. Yes, middle-class digital workers cheered largely working-class first responders from their windows, but that did not…
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