Tag Archives: propaganda

Demonizing Iran & the Electronic Curtain

by Gabby LaVerghetta President Barack Obama in his Nowruz address to the Iranian people coined the term “electronic curtain” to describe the lack of access to online information in Iran.  (Please see “Iran’s Electronic Curtain” for more.)  Now, the United … Continue reading

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RT vs. Al Jazeera: The Propaganda War Over the Syrian Revolt

by Rick Rockwell* For those who aren’t regular viewers of RT (formerly known as Russia Today), the Kremlin-financed information network, or to those who have not visited RT’s YouTube site you are missing some pretty heavy shelling in the propaganda … Continue reading

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Leveraging Guilt: The Kony 2012 Campaign & the Militarization of Africa

by Dan Gordon* Special to Sutradhar’s Market In 1877, the British Empire was at the height of its glory, the Spanish Empire would soon collapse, and a young Oxford student named Cecil Rhodes was writhing in the dirt, gripped by … Continue reading

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CCTV’s Version of Chinese New Year Ignites Critical Dragonfire

by Echo Xie In China, Sunday marked the Chinese Lunar New Year, the most important traditional holiday in the country. According to the Chinese zodiac, this is now the Year of the Dragon, which symbolizes power, courage and prosperity. On … Continue reading

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Soft Power & China’s Need to be Liked

by Gabby LaVerghetta China wants to be liked. More specifically, China wants to be liked by us. And by us I mean the American public. Over the past few months, China has undertaken a massive public diplomacy campaign in the … Continue reading

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