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Fight Disinformation! Help Independent Journalists Spread the Truth
By Global Research
Global Research, April 24, 2011
24 April 2011
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https://www.globalresearch.ca/fight-disinformation-help-independent-journalists-spread-the-truth/24326

In the mainstream media, the economic crisis is called “recovery”. War is presented as “humanitarian intervention”. Victims are portrayed as aggressors. Fiction becomes fact.

For the past ten years, Global Research has been dedicated to the fight against disinformation. Our writers and contributors are committed to helping our readers put things into perspective. We want you to know what is really going on in the world.  We want you to know about the lies propagated by the mainstream media.  

The writers who contribute articles to Global Research are dedicated to stopping this tide of disinformation and making real information available. Thanks to their commitment and sacrifice, we can start to change the system through increased awareness.

But there is a price for telling the truth. Professional journalists committed to truth in media are invariably penalized by their corporate employers. They are pressured into accepting media disinformation as routine, as part of the job. They are encouraged to skim the surface or to convey half truths.
 
This system rewards mediocrity. Lying brings fame, funding and career advancement. Those who refuse to abide by the standards of the mainstream media are fired, blacklisted and their prospects extinguished. Journalists who have the courage to say the truth find themselves marginalized and excluded, and therefore often driven into poverty. Indeed, a considerable number of journalists who contribute to Global Research find themselves in this predicament.

Last week, Global Research initiated a fundraising campaign to assist journalists, researchers and contributors who have either lost their jobs with the mainstream media or who have been excluded from employment opportunities as professional journalists for their pledge to the truth. The response has been excellent and we send our thanks to all who have contributed! Now let’s keep the momentum going!

In order to honor our commitment to delivering independent news and analysis to the broader public, we must support and encourage journalists in their endeavours.

We know that you turn to Global Research for independent coverage of world events which is not coloured, created or manipulated by corporate, government or institutional stakeholders. Therefore, we ask you to support the writers who bring you the material you need in order to understand what’s happening in the world around you.

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