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Loopy billionaires, historians, war, truthfulness

by Edward Steen, Vienna, September 19, 2023 The Medicis would have felt at home in this strange century. Money and power remain central. But the...

Violin bonfires – Taliban’s new dark age

Kabul, August 17, 2023 Amid empty rhetoric of preserving the status quo, the US and its allies took the hasty and ill-judged decision to withdraw...

What’s real and what isn’t?

Journalism and AI - by Dominic Ponsford, editor of Press Pazette, London 2023 Olsen Lecture given at the Fleet Street journalists' church, St Bride’s, London.  For...

How AI can play havoc with journalism

Christo Buschek: "It's like playing around a bit" By Helmut Atteneder , May 02, 2023  Austrian Pulitzer Prize winner on artificial intelligence, fake news, and disinformation campaigns. Which...

World Press Freedom Day – blank page protest

by Otmar Lahodynsky. Vienna, May 3, 2023    Today, World Press Freedom Day: Austria is only at 29th place in the new global ranking. Wars, crises...

Tucked up for a news soap-opera

by Edward Steen, Secretary-General. Vienna, April 26, 2023  updated 28/04/23 Bored with the shenanigans of the British Royal Family? Do you really really care about...

The anti-European news genius who went too far

UPDATE April 24, 2023,Tucker Carlson resigns from Fox News. See: American Soap Opera by Llewellyn King, Rhode Island, April 24, 2023 His besetting sin is that...

Can Ukraine destroy Putin? The case for optimism.

When the US government offered to help Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky evacuate as Russia was attacking Kyiv, Zelensky responded: "The fight is here. I...

UN testimony on Russia playing the victim in Ukraine

Testimony to UN Security Council on Russian hate speech By Timothy Snyder Evidence to UN Security Council session on 14/03/23 called by Russian Federation to discuss...

Orbán’s latest assault on Hungarian journalists

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his ruling Fidesz party have spent years turning Hungary’s media environment into their playground — not through outright repression,...

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