Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Mainstream Media: "Shadows of Liberty" (video)

Freedom of speech? Not in mainstream
The documentary "Shadows of Liberty" had a very quiet US premiere at the National Conference for Media Reform in Denver. The mainstream media made sure of that. Using individual cases of journalists whose attempts to tell startling stories about why things really happen only to be muzzled by corporations and the US government, the film shows how a corporate-controlled media silences the truth about issues ranging from war to labor abuses. In one instance, CBS refused to re-air an investigation by the prize-winning journalist Roberta Baskin on Nike's use of sweatshop labor in Vietnam.

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National Conference for Media Reform
LONDON - WikiLeaks' editor-in-chief Julian Assange, CorpWatch's executive director P. Chatterjee, documentary filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay, and the Bertha Foundation's director of legal advocacy Jen Robinson discuss disintegrating press freedoms in the mainstream media following the private UK premiere of SHADOWS OF LIBERTY. This powerful documentary takes an intrepid journey through the dark corridors of the American corporate media landscape, where global media conglomerates exercise extraordinary political, social, and economic power. They have the power to make war, prevent peace, and affect policies of every kind. The overwhelming collective power of these firms raises troubling questions about democracy.
The film features Danny Glover, Amy Goodman, Julian Assange, Dan Rather, Daniel Ellsberg, David Simon, Roberty McChesney, Roberta Baskin, and Dick Gregory, among others. Get involved in media reform; subscribe to newsletter or follow on Facebook (Shadows of Liberty -Movie) and Twitter (@Shadows_Doc).

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