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Information Free Flow to Wash Away Obsolete Ideologies

Information Free Flow to Wash Away Obsolete Ideologies

Since the 1990’s there has been a transition from the old analog world order to the new digital world order. As a writer, it is important for me to understand the kind of change that is happening, to appreciate the importance of the free flow of information and to witness how people’s perception is changing. [...]

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Free Speech vs Religious Fundamentalism: A Discussion of Charlie Hebdo

Free Speech vs Religious Fundamentalism: A Discussion of Charlie Hebdo

News Junkie Post Editor-in-Chief Gilbert Mercier spoke about Charlie Hebdo with Bill Bowring, Barrister and Professor of Law at Birkbeck, University of London, in a Sputnik International show Agree or Disagree interview hosted by Marina Dzhashi. Impact of the tragedy Gilbert Mercier: To me, it’s very personal because Charlie Hebdo was really a French institution, [...]

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Spin and Self Delusion: Ignorance Is Bliss

Spin and Self Delusion: Ignorance Is Bliss

I discovered a television show called Catfish while I was lying down over the last few weeks because I’ve been suffering from Meniere’s disease. Though I know I need to stay calm to ease the attacks of vertigo from the disease, I’ve watched the show with shock that soon turned to anger, and the more [...]

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From Analog to Digital: The Revolution Against the Patriarchal World Order

From Analog to Digital: The Revolution Against the Patriarchal World Order

In the analog era, our perception was shaped by certain images and concepts created in our minds by whatever the media presented to us, including the books we read, movies we watched, and music we listened to. We believed we were being informed on politics, social sciences, economics and psychology when we read books or [...]

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Kafkaesque World of Data Mining by the NSA, Search Engines and Social Media

Kafkaesque World of Data Mining by the NSA, Search Engines and Social Media

In the surreal world we live in, reality has become stranger than fiction. The information super highway could have produced a completely transparent world, yet the elusive corporate and governmental nexus of Big Brothers has surrounded itself with layers of opacity, secrecy and  deception. Meanwhile, ordinary citizens are probed, exposed and have become open books [...]

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