Journalist reporters were shot and killed in Virginia on August 26, 2015 morning while conducting a live television interview.
State prosecutors in Azerbaijan have raided the offices of a U.S.- government funded and propaganda "free independent media", saying they have a court order to shut down the facility as part of an ongoing investigation into "grave crimes" of “foreign-funded entities.”
The Tiananmen Square “massacre” was based on a fictitious narrative engineered by the US and nearly all sectors of U.S. society, including most of the “left,” accepted the imperialist presentation of what happened.
The U.S. State Department, under the leadership of John Kerry, has drawn up and circulated a so-called "rationale" challenging Russia’s position in Ukraine following the 12 April rebellion which saw pro-Russian para-military insurgents seize government buildings in the eastern part of the country. This is the second time since the beginning of the crisis that the State Department has provided and fed the mass media with anti-Russian arguments which the journalists repeat ad nauseum.
Richard Stengel, TIME Magazine's managing editor, was sworn in as undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs at the US State Department. Stengel is now US propaganda chief.
Cuba plans to launch its own social media sites to counter "subversive" ones such as a Twitter-like app Zunzuneo that the United States was funding and set up between 2009-2012 to destabilise the country.
Saudi Arabia has demanded that Qatar shut down Al-Jazeera satellite network and and expulsion of two US think tanks – identified as Brookings Doha Center and the Rand Qatar Policy Institute -- would be sufficient to prevent Qatar from “being punished”, i.e. being blocked by land and sea, during a recent meeting of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council.
The Washington Post‘s Feb. 19 article about the recent spate of unrest in Venezuela took a breathlessly laudatory stance towards the opposition against President Nicolás Maduro. The opening paragraphs offer a good indication of its tenor according to the writer.
To pretend that the Academy Awards actually award artistic merit, transcendent aesthetics, or culturally revolutionary film would be to lie to ourselves. The Academy Awards are just another Industry sponsored event created to give industry insiders a big pat on the back, provide promotional punch for the films being touted, and to maintain Hollywood’s Aura of Spectacular Specialness even while the majority of the world is buried in poverty and war, including members of the very country from which the Academy originated, writes the author.
While the Venezuelan opposition - which narrowly lost the April 2013 presidential election and later lost the municipal elections of December 2013 by a wide margin - calls for "regime change", the media are busily engaged in numerous manipulations, using events from other countries and mass rallies that never took place, in order to smear, distort and implicate President Nicola Maduro and the Chavista government.
The degradation of mainstream American press coverage of Russia, a country still vital to US national security, has been under way for many years. If the recent tsunami of shamefully unprofessional and politically inflammatory articles in leading newspapers and magazines—particularly about the Sochi Olympics, Ukraine and, unfailingly, President Vladimir Putin-bashing, which is the dominant narrative in centrist, liberal and progressive media—is an indication, this media malpractice is now pervasive and the new norm.