Forty years after the apartheid regime clamped down on the free press, South Africa's media continues to face threats, albeit in more subtle forms than in the past.
As South Africa marks Media Freedom Day, it's clear that its battle isn't over. Attacks on journalists continue --through physical intimidation and there's also the threat of new laws.
Kitsch has slowly become the main cultural reference for all that surrounds us, and thrives in propaganda.
Criticisms that Peter Kosminsky's drama about Islamic State is propaganda are wide of the mark.
In the midst of the country's struggle for independence, India's film industry became a messenger and ally in the global fight against Britain's enemies
A scholar of southern politics finds inspiration in an unexpected place.
Vladimir Putin fomented so-called Ukrainophobia leading up to his annexation of Crimea. Ukrainians, on the other hand, held positive views of their neighbours prior to annexation.
Russia has seized upon loopholes in lobbying laws, hiring PR firms to influence American public opinion and policy in ways that advance Russia's strategic interests.
Readers read, viewers watch and players do. That level of engagement gives games real power to influence people both within and outside the play itself.
The show is mostly an effective use of pop culture as propaganda.
An executive order signed in 1917 created what's been called 'the nation's first ministry of information.' The media are still feeling its impact.
Afrikaans is very much a black language. The apartheid government's ploy to construct it as a "white language", with a "white history", denied the commonality of the language across race and class.
Facebook has a new, depressingly incompetent strategy for tackling fake news.
A Russian media expert spent the weekend consuming Russian coverage of America's response to the chemical attacks in Syria.
Portugal used radio propaganda in its colonies in the 1960s against local liberation movements. Decades later there are still lessons to be learned for occupying armies from their failed strategies.
Newly-discovered scripts reveal the public hopes, dreams and fears of prisoners in the World War II Jewish ghetto at Theresienstadt.
Was a forged document responsible for the defeat of Mark Antony and the rise of Rome's first emperor?
Unrestricted access to information is vital to a vibrant democracy.But if this information is inaccurate, biased or falsified, the fundamental freedom of informed choice is denied.
When a search query is loaded with implicit false assumptions, Google's results don't always promote the truth.
Media misinformation is hardly new. But social media amplifies it and makes it harder to correct.