Unbowed: Koza Press editor-in-chief Irina Slavina’s children lead her funeral procession, Nizhny Novgorod, 6 October 2020.Photo: Mikhail Solunin/TASS/Alamy

Not toeing the Kremlin’s line

Despite threats, regional media in Russia is resurgent and inspiring audiences tired of the ‘official version’ broadcast by the nationals. Tina Burrett surveys the changes afoot.

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NI 532 - Courage and terror in Myanmar - July, 2021
Lesson under a tree. Showing photographs and talking about the differences between Britain and Burkina Faso to a class of schoolchildren in 1995.Photo: Claude Sauvageot

New Internationalist: the first 50 years – and the next

Chris Brazier looks back over a career as a co-editor that stretches back to 1984, remembering highlights and dark moments from Nicaragua to Vietnam, South Africa to Western Sahara and Burkina Faso.

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NI 531 - Vaccine equality - May, 2021
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NI 530 - Democracy on the edge - March, 2021
Crew members celebrate the Thai festival of Songkran with the Moken.Photo: Julian Sayarer

Do we fetishize indigenous people?

Working on a documentary in the Andaman Sea prompted questions for Julian Sayarer about the way indigenous and nomadic peoples are represented in the West.

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NI 517 - Trade in Turmoil - January, 2019

The university of good living

Joining his neighbours one evening, Dan Baron Cohen finds himself immersed in a spontaneous conversation about culture, justice and sustainability that would be rare inside the halls of academe.

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NI 515 - Making peace in a world at war - September, 2018
Illustrations: Emma Peer

The merit trap

Politicians of both Left and Right continue to march behind the banners of meritocracy and equality of opportunity as if this were all that is needed to achieve a fair society. But rewarding people for their ‘merit’ may be creating a new class system based on arrogant, insensitive winners and angry, desperate losers, writes Peter Adamson.

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NI 515 - Making peace in a world at war - September, 2018
'Mindbusters' reads the banner, with Orban pictured in the middle: young Hungarians take a tongue in cheek stand against the propaganda apparatus.Photo: Lorraine Mallinder

Inside the post-truth laboratory

Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s autocratic hard man, is riding high, with the help of young propaganda-mongers. Lorraine Mallinder investigates a media takeover.

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018
Why you can teach funny

Why you can teach funny

Comedy is an art form. Kate Smurthwaite explains.

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NI 513 - A better media is possible - June, 2018
Media - The Facts

Media - The Facts

Changing habits; Tech takeover; Trust in media; Who owns it?

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NI 513 - A better media is possible - June, 2018

The selfish giants

So many voices online. Surely that means more diversity and media democracy? Not really, explains Laura Basu.

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NI 513 - A better media is possible - June, 2018
Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies…

Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies…

Vanessa Baird writes on the strange mutations of ‘fake news’

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NI 513 - A better media is possible - June, 2018

Fighting Mr Fake

Trump has a precursor – and maybe even a mentor – when it comes to waging war on media he does not like. Iris Gonzales reports from the Philippines.

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NI 513 - A better media is possible - June, 2018
Illustrations: Kate Charlesworth

Blueprint for a better media

There is no one magic remedy – but lots of strategies. Vanessa Baird writes.

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NI 513 - A better media is possible - June, 2018
Illustration: Amorim / Cartoon Movement

A better media is possible

Trust in tatters. Business model busted. And journalism under attack from all sides. So why does Vanessa Baird think that the news media has a bright future?

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NI 513 - A better media is possible - June, 2018
Media switch off

Media switch off

Update from Kenya by Moses Wasamu.

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NI 511 - Humanitarianism under attack - April, 2018
Radio in exile

Radio in exile

The story of Radio Inzamba, daring to report on human rights abuses, told by Giedre Steikunaite.

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NI 509 - What's left for the young? - January, 2018

Why some punchlines are beyond a joke

Jokes may have more power to make people think than facts – but is mainstream comedy doing enough to open people’s minds? Kate Smurthwaite jabs back at the comedians with only easy targets in their sights.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
Photo: Zoonar RF/Thinkstock

Stormy, vibrant, paradoxical times

As the New Internationalist embarks on its great, democratic, community shares experiment, Vanessa Baird explores the contradictions of today’s media landscape.

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NI 501 - Populism rises again - April, 2017

Building a better media

Hazel Healy on how independent outlets are gaining traction.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Courage and terror in Myanmar July, 2021
Vaccine equality May, 2021
Democracy on the edge March, 2021
Trade in Turmoil January, 2019
The dirt on waste November, 2018
Making peace in a world at war September, 2018
Making peace in a world at war September, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
Humanitarianism under attack April, 2018
What's left for the young? January, 2018
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Populism rises again April, 2017
African village January, 2017
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