Passionate about free speech, human rights, democracy and the politics of change. Commentator and author, occasional poet, sometime translator, creator of The Why Series – changing our world one book at the time.

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Independent media on the rise

Independent media on the rise

Independent media is on the rise. As we head into the new year – elections looming – trust in politicians is at an all-time low, aided and abetted by mainstream media focused on headlines instead of substance – but voters can and should seek answers elsewhere.

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The Politics of Media Power

The Politics of Media Power

The politics of media is not just about curbing the power of powerful media proprietors. Politicians must stop being such easy targets and use the power vested in them by the people.

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Particracy Rules

Particracy Rules

We live in a particracy, not a democracy. Party politics have taken democracy hostage and made politics more important than policy while disenfranchising voters.

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Global Warming or Climate Change?

Global Warming or Climate Change?

Does it matter if we talk about global warming or climate change? Climate science commentator Charles Nagy explains the difference and the relevance, with all due deference to Albert Einstein.

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The Italian Job

The Italian Job

As we are changing Prime Ministers with the same frequency as Italy, our reputation as a country to be taken seriously on the world stage is at risk. An Italian Job is not good politics!

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Media Ethics and Politics

Media Ethics and Politics

It’s not just politicians that need to be held accountable to a set of ethical standards. Media ethics may be better defined by journalist’s code of conduct, but too often it is being sacrificed on the altar of a catchy headline or not letting the truth get in the way of a good story.

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