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Pte (Jessica) Lynch told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that US officials' accounts of her fiercely fighting the enemy were not true and that most of her injuries were from a road accident. "The bottom line is the American people are capable of determining their own ideals of heroes and they don't need to be told elaborate tales," she said. ... Questions have been raised over the details of her...

2007-04-25

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Late last year, it emerged that the Pentagon had paid a private company, the Lincoln Group, to plant hundreds of stories in Iraqi newspapers. The stories - all supportive of US policy - were written by military personnel and then placed in Iraqi publications. And websites that appeared to be information sites on the politics of Africa and the Balkans were found to be run by the Pentagon. But the true extent of the Pentagon's...

2006-01-27

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Our mission is to educate people about the role of independent journalism in a democratic society and to tell The News That Didn't Make the News and why...
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A collaborative project to produce a directory of public relations firms, think tanks, industry-funded organizations and industry-friendly experts that work to influence public opinion and public policy on behalf of corporations, governments and special interests.
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A judge has temporarily overturned a decision by Miami's school board to ban a controversial children's book about Cuba from school libraries...

2006-07-25

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The massive database at the heart of this project juxtaposes what President Bush and these seven top officials were saying for public consumption against what was known, or should have been known, on a day-to-day basis. This fully searchable database includes the public statements, drawn from both primary sources (such as official transcripts) and secondary sources (chiefly major news organizations).
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Did major international media, including wire services Reuters and The Associated Press, clumsily help spread pro-Georgian propaganda during the recent war with Russia?

2008-09-05

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China's state news agency Xinhua has launched a 24-hour global news channel in English. Officials said CNC World would present "an international vision with a China perspective". The launch is being seen as an attempt by China to develop its influence abroad and counter foreign media views...

2010-07-01

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Edward Bernays, the American nephew of Sigmund Freud, is said to have invented modern propaganda. During the First World War, he was one of a group of influential liberals who mounted a secret government campaign to persuade reluctant Americans to send an army to the bloodbath in Europe. In his book Propaganda, published in 1928, Bernays wrote that the "intelligent manipulation of the organised habits and opinions of the masses is an...

2010-09-01

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Mr Ahmadinejad shrugged off the leaks at a televised news conference on Monday, saying no-one should waste time reviewing the information. "We don't think this information was leaked," he said. "We think it was organised to be released on a regular basis and they are pursuing political goals."...

2010-11-29

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has said attempts to extradite him to Sweden over sexual assault allegations are part of a "smear" campaign...

2010-12-17

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Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi has told the BBC he is loved by all his people and has denied there have been any protests in Tripoli.

2011-02-28

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What aspects of religion should atheists (respectfully) adopt? Alain de Botton suggests a "religion for atheists" -- call it Atheism 2.0 -- that incorporates religious forms and traditions to satisfy our human need for connection, ritual and transcendence...

2011-07

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