Amoshaun Toft

On the Media and Democracy

The Media: Mirror or Manufacturer/Reflection or Propaganda
In the context of the 21st century media environment, there is little debate among media critics, of the need for change. Some have begun to lobby capital hill for stronger restraints on corporate media consolidation. Some have drafted recommended codes of conduct for corporate advertisers. Some have taken to the airwaves or the Internet, choosing to speak for themselves instead of relying on commercial TV or newspaper companies for coverage. Some have launched sophisticated public relations projects, aimed at adding their voices [...]

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    Harbinger Vol. 2 No. 1 — Prefigurative Politics in the Pro-Democracy Movement

Harbinger Vol. 2 No. 1 — Prefigurative Politics in the Pro-Democracy Movement

As we were unwillingly ushering in a new presidential administration on January 20th of this year, thousands of people gathered in Washington DC to voice their opposition to the corruption, racism and corporate influence that play such a role in our national government. They held banners, chanted slogans and through the tear gas and pepper spray, attempted to create a space for themselves in the city of the political elite. They raised their voices and their fists for a day of protest, [...]