The new coronavirus variant has driven frenzied media coverage, but how much is accurate? And the rise of K-drama.
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Net blocking and journalist arrests, Sudan’s junta is stifling speech. And the rise of a far-right French journalist.
As Ethiopia’s conflict escalates, so does the information war. Plus challenges for Poland’s most watched news channel.
What stands in the way of reporting on climate change? Plus, violence against Muslims filmed and going viral in India.
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan and the latest case of Indian authorities taking Bollywood to task. Plus, a refugee hotline.
Why is discourse about the investigation into the Beirut blast so polarised? And the Russian law affecting journalists.
Who are the journalists who won the Nobel Peace Prize and what’s their message? Plus, the US military-gaming complex.
At Facebook, a whistleblower goes public amid a disastrous service outage. And in Egypt, online influencers under fire.
Why isn’t the CIA’s plan to kidnap Julian Assange making more headlines? And the nuances of translating literary works.
The investigations that proved a US military strike killed civilians in Afghanistan. Plus, Canada’s residential schools.
Are China’s new regulations designed to benefit society or the Communist Party? Plus, activists vs statues in Colombia.
What lessons has the media learned in 20 years of the ‘War on Terror’? Also, Afghan media under the Taliban.
A documentary edition of the show on 20 years of the ‘War on Terror’ and the role US media have played therein.
What role did Israel play in the spread of an insidious piece of malware? Plus, PR companies and controversial states.