US/EU

Italian Politics Has Not Changed – European Media Has Just Become More Hysterical

Ever since Silvio Berlusconi first became Italian Prime Minister in 1994, Italian governments have tended to undulate between Berlusconi led coalitions which include a combination centre-right pro-business parties and various right-wing and some would say even far-right parties including the separatist Lega Nord. Berlusconi’s main electoral achievement has been his ability to consistently […]

Why Are Global Elites More Concerned With Russian Olympians’ Alleged “Doping” Than The Real Drug Problem in The Philippines?

As expected, last night’s Academy Award ceremony in Hollywood came with notable political overtones. In the category for best full length documentary, one witnessed the surreal moment where an anti-Syrian film made with the help of the al-Qaeda affiliate White Helmets called Last Man In Aleppo went up against a film […]

The Chinese Second Chance and The American Dream: How China Came to Liberate Its Imagination and Capture The Imagination of The World

It is very rare that a culture is able to change history more than once. Generally, after a period of intellectual, inventive, military, scientific and cultural greatness, civilisations face declines of one form or another, either through internal lethargy, foreign conquest or political amalgamation into an erstwhile external sovereign. The […]

Virtues and Vices of Media and Press Freedom – from The Philippines and Singapore to The US, South Asia and The Arab World

The settled 20th century consensus on different styles of media regulation has largely been challenged by the pervasiveness of online media which continues to shape national and trans-national dialogues in the 21st century. However, when tracing the development of media regulation in the 20th century, one can learn a great […]