Globalisation and the Media
Globalisation and the Media ( 24mins/2001 )
An award winning documentary exploring the role of the mass media during the War on 'Terror' & Economic trade.
Consider a wide range of viewpoints from mainstream news editors, computer hackers, journalists and media activists. Discover how new technology, such as the Internet and camcorders, are challenging the role of the traditional news gatherer.
Details of this documentary
Includes contributions from
Chris Cramer- President CNN International news
George Monbiot- The Guardian, investigative reporter
Katharine Ainger- Editor New Internationalist
Mark Covell- Indymedia.org
Tony Blair- former Prime Minister UK
Jesse Jackson- Civil rights campaigner
Sonali Fernadez- Media Workers against the War
Danny Schecter- Director, Mediachannel.org
Emmanuel Goldstein - Editor of 2600 The Hackers Quarterly
Amy Goodman- Producer Democracy Now (US)
Reviews of Globalisation and the Media
'A well documented account of how some mainstream news organisations tend to represent political activism in an unbalanced and unfair way'
'Next up is Hamish Campbell, from the anti-capitalist film-making group Undercurrents. He filmed the whole raid as he hid behind a water tank on the roof of a nearby building - a very brave guy.'
Excellent video report on the Genoa court case. The video which Hamish from undercurrents recorded of the Police raid is featured.
Eyewitness account of police attack in Geona by an undercurrents reporter
'Camcorders have become a regular feature at anti-globalisation
actions the world over'
'One-sided coverage of Genoa and the May Day protests has led many to ask if mainstream news broadcasters are really telling us the whole truth'
'TV news attacked for 'lazy journalism' in riot coverage'
G8 summit police lied, says report
Link for more info on Genoa raid
Newspaper articles on video activism