The Listening Post

Polarised and Partisan: Polish Media and Presidential Election

In the re-election of Poland's president, how much of a helping hand did media offer? Plus, Ghassan Kanafani's legacy.

AJ Impact

Netflix to shift $100m to support lenders serving Black community

News of Netflix’s move to address racial inequality sent shares of Black-owned banks soaring on Tuesday.

Netflix to shift $100m to support lenders serving Black community

The Listening Post

Ertugrul: Turkish TV's Ottoman phenomenon goes global

TV dramas like Dirilis: Ertugrul have gained global popularity and continue to shape Turkey's national narrative.

The Listening Post

Listen, Watch, Learn: Peru's school system takes to the airwaves

A look at Aprendo en Casa, Peru's education-from-home TV show that covers school curricula for children in lockdown.

Senegal

How a Senegal TV series is fighting coronavirus

Show dubbed The Virus, aired on social media and on a private channel, focuses on life during the pandemic.

How a Senegal TV series is fighting coronavirus

Opinion

The Crown, the Queen and their colonies

On the popular Netflix series about the life and times of Elizabeth II and the discreet charm of the British monarchy.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Counting the Cost

What's behind violent protests? Ecuador's vice president explains

Ecuador's response to an IMF loan, corporate tax cuts, and austerity. Plus, cash crunch in Kenya and Netflix's future.

Arts & Culture

Major gains for women, minorities in television directing

Half of TV episodes were directed by women or African American, Asian American or Latino directors in 2018-19 season.

Major gains for women, minorities in television directing

Media Theorised

Noam Chomsky: The mass media machine

According to Chomsky, media operate through 5 filters: ownership, advertising, media elite, flak, and the common enemy.

Media Theorised

Edward Said: The politics of stereotypes in news

Think of 'Orientalism' as a lens. Use it when you read the media: Spot stereotypes. Decode fictions. Unlearn myths.

Media Theorised

Stuart Hall: Race, gender, class in the media

Hall gives us the tools to understand how media representation is always imbued with ideology - and how to resist it.

Media Theorised

Roland Barthes: How to read the signs in the news

French philosopher Barthes would have seen the TV screen as a cultural text - there to be read, interpreted, decoded.

Arts & Culture

South Park creators offer mock 'apology' to China over episode

Their Band in China episode, released on October 2, critiqued China's policies on free speech.

South Park creators offer mock 'apology' to China over episode

Arts & Culture

Emmy Awards: Game of Thrones wins again as Fleabag surprises

Thrones most awarded fictional show in Emmy history as Fleabag's Waller-Bridge scoops acting, writing, directing gongs

Emmy Awards: Game of Thrones wins again as Fleabag surprises

AJ Impact

Netflix, Apple cross swords in Indian streaming market

Stiff competition faces Netflix in India as local and international platforms jostle for subscriptions and eyeballs.

Netflix, Apple cross swords in Indian streaming market