2017 Year in Review. The Most Censored International, Indigenous and Canadian Stories.
By Michael Welch, Andy Lee Roth, and John Schertow
Global Research, January 06, 2018

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As detailed in our recent program on Manufacturing Consent co-author, the late Edward Herman, when news desks are situated within for-profit institutions owned by large corporations, that depend on advertisers for revenue, and on powerful sources in government and business for their facts, an avenue for propaganda is opened up.

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Sites like Global Research, and independent, listener supported radio programs like the Global Research News Hour make an effort to seek out these alternative perspectives which are pivotal for developing responsible grass-roots, citizen-initiated change on a troubled globe.

In this spirit, Global Research News Hour has typically started each new calendar year with a review of some of the most important stories from the previous year left off the front pages, and supper hour broadcasts.

Our guides through the most censored and under-reported stories of 2017 are Andy Lee Roth, John Schertow, and Patricia Elliott.

Andy Lee Roth, is the Associate Director of Project Censored, a media research program which fosters student development of media literacy and critical thinking skills as applied to news media censorship in the United States. Every year, PC releases its picks of the most censored news stories of the previous year. Roth provides an overview of the Top 25 most censored stories of 2017 in our first half hour.

We next hear from John Schertow, founder and lead editor of Intercontinental Cry, an on-line media source of news of world-wide Indigenous struggle and resistance. Schertow shares his picks for the most under-reported stories involving Indigenous peoples. This 100% reader-supported endeavour can be supported through donations at this site:

We finish the broadcast with a review of under-reported Canadian stories, brought to us by Patricia Elliott, Assistant Professor at the University of Regina’s School of Journalism, and faculty evaluator for Project Censored.


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