"Propaganda in Focus": A new journal on the practice that will kill us if we don't learn how to see it, and see through it
An international consortium of academics, journalists and whistle-blowers now has a forum for analysis of propaganda drives today, intended for the literate public
From Daniel Broudy, Piers Robinson and Ben Lindsley:
We are excited to announce the launch of Propaganda in Focus, (https://www.propagandainfocus.com/), our online magazine aimed at providing expert commentary and analysis covering all aspects of propaganda:
“Propaganda in Focus provides a forum for expert opinion and analysis about propaganda and its consequences, facilitating debate over more democratic and progressive forms of organised persuasive communication and censored scholarship. Its aim is to not only facilitate understanding of the strategies and tactics deployed by propagandists, but to also engender fuller and more open debate of the issues and subject areas that have been marginalised or suppressed because of the pernicious effects of propaganda and its role in terms of feeding and underpinning broader ideological narratives.
“It includes spaces for both short and long form articles as well as censored scholarship. In particular, the editors recognize the global emergence of oppression and systematic censorship and the urgent need for public communication unencumbered by vested interests. We encourage free inquiry and the open exchange of ideas and dialogues in theories and practices.”
Our line up at launch includes, amongst others, articles by Professor Mark Crispin Miller, Professor Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Professor Tim Hayward, Dr Richard Ellefritz, Dr Greg Simons and Katharine Gun (GCHQ whistleblower).
Please help us to reach as wide an audience as possible by posting our magazine’s homepage link on your personal or professional websites if possible and circulating articles through your networks. You also can follow Propaganda In Focus on:
And we also hope that many of you will submit articles to this important new initiative.
The Editors: Professor Daniel Broudy, Dr Piers Robinson, Ben Lindsley
Since so many important voices are banned on the platforms you list it would be nice if the group had a Substack where we digital refugees can see and comment on the articles.
Very much appreciate awareness regarding propaganda. However, we wouldn't need to be tuned into what our government/media and their owners lie about if we didn't live in an oligarchic representative system. This system cannot be reformed. It is corrupt at the highest levels. In other words, it is corruptible by design and top-down governance will always maintain the upper hand.
But I do think your work on propaganda is outstanding and I'll be tuned into your journal.