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    India’s digital democracy: a personal view from the 2019 election campaign frontline

India’s digital democracy: a personal view from the 2019 election campaign frontline

When people in the West talk about political campaigns they think of US presidential elections or the great struggles between traditional and new parties in Europe. Yet the world’s largest democracy, India just went through the biggest live experiment in how political communications is changing in the Internet age. Its most recent election saw a dramatic escalation in digital […]

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    Where do you go when you want your news from “anywhere but Westminster?”

Where do you go when you want your news from “anywhere but Westminster?”

With rising complaints against the ‘mainstream media’ representing an out-of-touch elite, The Guardian’s John Domokos came to LSE to talk about a different approach in his ‘Anywhere but Westminster’ series. Polis Summer School student Natalie Nicole Gilbert reports.

On Twitter it doesn’t take long to find people disgruntled with mainstream media’s broad stroke journalism that focuses predominantly on metropolitan areas. It’s not just […]

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    The paradox of power for journalism: back to the future of news [new book]

The paradox of power for journalism: back to the future of news [new book]

The last ten years has seen a paradox of power for journalists. Overall, the ability of the mainstream news media to set agendas and control information has been drastically diminished. However, individual journalists or acts of journalism can have more impact than ever before. This matters. To the journalists, but also to the public, because knowledge is power and […]

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    Ctrl alt dlt: a chronicle of the nervous breakdown of liberal media politics but what next?

Ctrl alt dlt: a chronicle of the nervous breakdown of liberal media politics but what next?

Tom Baldwin has been on a rollercoaster ride of media and democracy in the UK (and USA) for the last few febrile, fetid and fantastic decades. As someone who has worked for left and right wing newspapers and for politicians and Great Causes, he knows how the punches have landed.

He’s disappointed. In the system and his own role in […]

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    Fake news comes late to Ireland, but the country is still unprepared

Fake news comes late to Ireland, but the country is still unprepared

This article is by LSE MSc student Jack Marks 

Ireland has largely been spared the “Fake News” epidemic that wreaks havoc in its counterparts to its East and West. The upcoming Abortion referendum has changed that.

In seven weeks time, Ireland goes to the polls in a referendum to legalise abortion. The Irish Constitution was amended in 1983 by popular referendum […]

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