Why Liberals Are Not Taken Seriously On Erdogan

Turkey’s referendum caught sweeping international media attention. However, despite the extensive anti-Erdogan rhetoric, Turkish citizens voted to change their system to a Presidential one.   While many liberals lamented this development, the referendum spoke volumes as to the disconnect between mainstream liberal media and wider public opinion in Turkey.   Below is a hypothetical guide which Liberals appear to follow …

What They Don’t Tell You About Sanctions

By Gesu Antonio Baez Twitter: @JesusABaez Early this year, Former US President Obama (in one of his final moves as president) signed an executive order to lift economic sanctions against the East African state of Sudan, in efforts to resume economic activity between the two countries which has been blocked for more than two decades. The Arab League and Sudanese …

How we should have covered the London Attacks

When the media anchor cries: “We can’t just ignore the attack in London. We had to cover it” We reply: “Of course you could not ignore it. But you should have covered it in the same way you covered the ‘deranged, lunatic, lone wolf’ killer of Jo Cox. You should have covered it in the same way as you covered …

Polarised Narratives on Europe and Terrorism

Europeans are not shown the chaos and destruction of their government’s intervention in the Middle East. And even when they are, it is often in the context of fighting a ‘common enemy’ for the establishment of ‘democracy’. Now let us flip the narrative and step into the shoes of an Iraqi, Syrian, Yemeni or Libyan in Europe who has relatives …