Index on Censorship

In the winter 2019 podcast, The Big Noise, we focus on the tactics male macho leaders around the world use to quash criticism, debate and therefore freedom of expression. Orna Herr and Jemimah Steinfeld discuss the latest edition of the magazine, revealing their highlights of the issue and concerns over the collision between social media apps and world leaders trying to spread disinformation. Guests include Richard Hine, who runs a popular Donald Trump parody account on Twitter and explains how the US president manipulates the media, Italian journalist Leonardo Bianchi who describes the mistrust of the partisan Italian media, Brazilian journalist Patricia Campos Mello who reveals the extent of sexist abuse suffered by female journalists in Brazil, and Viktoria Sërdult, a contributor the latest edition of the magazine who discusses the Hungarian government’s anti-LGBT agenda.  

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