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Western Media’s Purpose: Journalism, Activism, or Propaganda?

… an Eritrean perspective

When an African, especially an Eritrean questions the integrity of the Western Media, the ensuing backlash is indicative of the hold of the Western Media on Africa’s elite.

BY YAFET ZEREOU

When an African, especially an Eritrean questions the integrity of the Western Media, the ensuing backlash is indicative of the hold of the Western Media on Africa’s elite. As Africans, we have been conditioned to disregard our own and embrace without question what the Western Media says. Continue reading Western Media’s Purpose: Journalism, Activism, or Propaganda?

The BBC: Guardian or Suppressor of Truth

BY YAFET ZEREOU

As a child growing up in the Horn of Africa, I always used to wonder why my mother had a deep mistrust of the BBC. She would label any gossip monger or liar as ‘BBC’. What made my mother’s insight into the BBC more remarkable was that at the time nearly everybody would have their ears pinned to the crackling shortwave BBC news broadcasts and took their word as the Gospel truth. Continue reading The BBC: Guardian or Suppressor of Truth