In this November 9, 2014 photograph, Mnar Muhawesh speaks about corporate media and the military-industrial complex at a meeting of the The Mideast Committee of WAMM (Women Against Military Madness) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (YouTube)
25 Nov 2015

Interview, Part 2: MintPress News’ Mnar Muhawesh On Media’s ‘Fast Food Headlines’

Kevin Gosztola’s and MintPress News’ founder, Mnar Muhawesh, discuss how the media ignores real news in favor of distractions and election-year circuses.

Mnar Muhawesh, founder of MintPress News, presents a speech called "War, Media, Propaganda: Muslims As The Other" on Thursday Oct. 15 at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis, hosted by Citizens for Global Solutions. (Screenshot)
16 Nov 2015

Interview: MintPress News’ Mnar Muhawesh On Paris Attacks & Response Of Western Countries

In the aftermath of the Paris attacks and blasts in Beirut, it seems very likely that Western countries will overreact and play into the hands of the Islamic State. It is also clear there will be little reflection on how Western countries, including France, created a climate that fueled the

Mnar Muhawesh speaks at a microphone. (YouTube screenshot)
28 Oct 2015

War, Media, Propaganda: Muslims As ‘Other’ — A Personal Narrative Of Islamophobia

In a speech delivered Oct. 15 in Minneapolis, MintPress News Founder Mnar Muhawesh discussed the personal tolls of war and corporate media fear mongering.

Alone in a warehouse, a hacker sits at a laptop while another screen displays data in green text. (Flickr / Brian Klug)
23 Oct 2015

Hacking The CIA Director’s AOL Account Was A Political Act

The teenager who hacked CIA Director John Brennan’s AOL account said he did it to “Free Palestine.” Why is the media ignoring his motivations?

File: A close-up of a bee landing on a "butterflyweed" flower, Asclepias tuberosa. (Flickr / Martin LaBar)
08 Oct 2015

Top Censored Stories Of 2015 (VIDEO)

Project Censored on bee die-offs, the dizzying wealth of the world’s 1%, U.S. military expansion and other stories the corporate media aren’t talking about.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses the Conference on Disarmament at the United Nations Office at Geneva, Switzerland, on February 28, 2011. (Flickr / State Department / Eric Bridiers)
01 Oct 2015

Clinton Emails Reveal More About How State Department Shaped Media Coverage Of WikiLeaks

Emails released from Hillary Clinton’s private server reveal that the U.S. State Department planted questions in “60 Minutes” interview with Julian Assange.

A pair of citizen journalists stand close together as one types on a laptop in front of a row of police officers at an Occupy Wall Street protest on December 12, 2011. In revolutionary media, citizen journalists no longer try to remain neutral or removed from the action happening in the streets. (Flickr / Jessica Lehrman)
20 Aug 2015

What Is Revolutionary Media? 3 Key Ideas

I wanted to talk today about the challenges of being a new media journalist today, and I’ve got three major points and a couple challenges we face that I plan to touch on.

We all agree that old media is dying, that’s part of why we’re here. It’s also oppressing people on the way out by throwing a temper tantrum as it dies, and it’s hurting everybody — especially those of us who want to be journalists in a sustainable career, and for anyone who wants to reach people.

Jon Stewart gestures to the audience as he performs at a dinner in Washington, D.C. on June 16, 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley/Released)
02 Aug 2015

Media Asks, “What Do We Do For Clicks After Jon Stewart?”

For years, news organizations interested in quick and easy traffic have had specially-assigned writers who post about clips from “The Daily Show.” But, as Jon Stewart prepares to leave the show, reporters are facing reassignment and even potential firings as media prepare to lose a cheap source of traffic.

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08 Oct 2014

The Problem with CNN Hosts Talking About Islam Promoting Violence & Claiming “We’re Just Asking Questions”

CNN keeps forcing a conversation about whether there is something inherently violent about Islam or whether the religion promotes violence.