NATO, Ukraine and Russia: war propaganda and censorship
7pm Wednesday 25 May
Andrew Feinstein – Author, campaigner and former African National Congress MP
Camila Escalante – Journalist and presenter for Kawsachun News
Asa Winstanley – Journalist and political commentator
Anna Chen – Writer, poet and broadcaster
Kayla Quesada – Academic and geo-political analyst
Chair: Sequoyah De Souza – No Cold War Britain
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Organised by No Cold War Britain
Information from the organisers
As NATO continues to escalate its proxy war against Russia in Ukraine, by sending tens of billions of pounds worth of weapons into the warzone, voices in support of peace, dialogue and negotiations are becoming increasingly censored and silenced by the Western mainstream media.
The Western media’s coverage of the conflict in Ukraine has been characterised by a narrow consensus of reporting, which significantly distorts and overlooks the geo-political and historical context, and largely ignores alternative voices. NATO’s moves to escalate the war are given unquestioning support.
Dissenting and critical views are smeared with governments and social media platforms banning many independent commentators and alternative media.
With NATO’s dangerous escalation threatening to prolong the war in Ukraine and increase the suffering of the Ukrainian people it is urgent that a balanced and objective public discussion on the path towards de-escalation and peace takes place.
Join our panel of journalists and peace campaigners on Wednesday 25th May at 7pm BST/2pm EST to discuss why this growing climate of propaganda and censorship is a dangerous obstacle to peace.
We will explore a variety of questions including the following:
The scale of the West’s attack on free speech, plurality and debate – what are the dangers of this climate of censorship?
Why is there an attempt to shutdown alternative media platforms including Russia Today (RT), China Global Television Network (CGTN) and other alternative voices in the West?
NATO’s aggressive eastward expansion, the growth of Ukrainian neo-Nazis, the US-backed coup in Ukraine of 2014, the 8 year civil war in the east of Ukraine, the real global consequences of West’s sanctions against Russia: what is the mainstream Western media not telling us about the war in Ukraine and why?
Why are voices from the Global South being excluded from the public debate on the war in Ukraine?
This event is organised by No Cold War Britain: