[Imc-europe] financial crisis and independent media

Anna anna at mail.nadir.org
Tue Feb 17 15:00:12 PST 2009

Hi all,

I'd like to pose a question to you all concerning a specific aspect of
independent media at the moment.

I'm invited to a panel on this topic: Strong state, weak banks,
political media: are leftist (read: alternative/independent) media in
this year of crisis on the rise?
I really don't feel particularly knowlegdable here, but I'm very
confident that with many views we can put together some interesting aspects.

And my questions to you (no need to answer all questions, these are just
some ideas what may play a role):

Does the world financial crisis play a role where ever you're active as
media activists? In which way? Has this changed since the crisis has
become so much worse?

Looking at the 'general public sphere' of where you are: has the
relation between independent and commercial media changed in the last
months? E.g. have commercial media become more critical of
government/economy, or less, or not changed? Do independent media have
(new) answers as to what the problem is and what should be done? Is
there a noticeable difference between independent and mainstream media
concerning this topic?

Or anything else you think is worth being said..


Berlin, Germany

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