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# Propaganda

Last year
# Propaganda
Russia using disinformation to create 'division and distrust', EU official says
Some anti-vaccine accounts on social media have now have turned to spreading lies about Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine.
# Ukraine
Ukrainian woman on pain and heartache of Russian family who 'don’t believe war is happening'
Family members refuse to believe videos of shelling are real, Olena told The Journal.
Opinion: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has the Kremlin battling for hearts and minds at home
The Kremlin has exerted tight control over news and social media in an effort to control the information Russians receive about Ukraine.
All time
# Coronavirus
At daily White House coronavirus briefing, Trump shows 'propaganda' video of people praising him
A reporter for CBS News asked Trump what had been done in February on Covid-19. The president responded that she was a “fake”.
# North Korea
North Korean media releases images of Kim on white horse up sacred mountain
The location and the animal are symbols associated with the Kim family’s dynastic rule.
# Propaganda
Alleged Islamic State leader appears in video for first time in five years
The world’s most wanted man was last seen in Mosul in 2014
# Propaganda
New exhibition aims to deshroud mystery around Countess Markievicz
Ireland’s first female minister was an artist, aristocrat, prisoner, suffragette and soldier.
# choi eun hee
South Korean actress kidnapped by Kim Jong-Il dies aged 91
Jong-Il forced Choi Eun-hee to make movies for the North Korean regime.
# Terror
Irish internet users show increasing interest in Islamic State propaganda magazines
These publications justify recent attacks in Europe and glorify terrorism.
# worrying
Watch: North Korean propaganda video shows submarine nuclear strike on the US
The isolated state has been stepping up both its anti-US rhetoric and its efforts to secure submarine nuclear capability in recent months.
# Otto Warmbier
US student sentenced to 15 years of hard labour for stealing North Korean poster
Otto Warmbier, 21, was arrested for removing a political banner from a Pyongyang hotel.
# Arrested
US student cries as he 'admits' to stealing North Korean propaganda
Otto Frederick Warmbier (21) was detained as he left North Korea in January.
# Propaganda
North Korean defector returns home and tearfully tears up her memoir
State media released footage of Son Ok-Sun, 50, ripping up her anti-regime book.
# Trouble Brewing
Donald Trump's call for a ban on Muslims has just been used in a militant Islamist recruitment video
Trump’s controversial call for Muslims to be banned from entering America has been cited in the new video by a Somali extremist group.
# telegram
Inside the app that’s become the Islamic State's biggest propaganda machine
The Telegram messaging app has shut down dozens of Isis-related channels since the Paris terror attacks.
# Ooops
“If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear”: MP accused of quoting Nazi leader
The propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels is believed to have used it in 1933.
# Propaganda
This couple went on a closely supervised holiday to North Korea - here's what happened
Justin and Anna Williams were supervised by government minders throughout their trip to the secretive state.
# Bizarre
China's latest propaganda video features poo jokes and a David Bowie lookalike
The slicky-produced video sees four cartoon characters travel through a mint-green and fuchsia dreamscape atop lily pads.
# Spain
Arrests on charges of recruiting women into Islamic State group
These happened in the cities of Girona, Barcelona and Mellila.
Column: Ignorance, avoidance, distortion – media coverage of the Corrib gas project has failed
The Irish media has failed to properly report on the local community’s resistance to Shell in Mayo. The reason? Journalism has fewer and fewer resources to filter the truth from the propaganda, Harry Browne writes.
Column: If you care about other people, don't ignore Russia's targeting of LGBT rights
I was guilty of a blase attitude about gay rights in other countries – until I realised the extent of the discrimination taking place in Russia, writes Kristine Allen.
# Equality
Here's the letter gay actor Wentworth Miller sent to a Russian film festival
The Prison Break star snubbed an invitation, saying he was “deeply troubled” by Russia’s treatment of gay men and women.
# Russia
Putin signs new law punishing people for 'homosexual propaganda'
The new law introduces fines for anyone who disseminates information which suggests that gay and heterosexual relations are “socially equivalent”.
# anti-gay bill
Russian foreign minister defends anti-gay legislation
Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said the country was under no obligation to “allow propaganda of homosexuality”.
# World War Two
Revealed: Ireland's surveillance activities during World War Two
The newly released files also uncover attempts to turn Ireland into a fascist state, in addition to Britain’s wartime recruitment within the 26 counties.
# Pastures new
North Korea forms new sports body led by Kim's uncle
Jang Song-Thaek is seen as a key figure in the North’s power elite.
# pic of the day
Timely Budgetary Archive Public Warning of the Day
This one’s from World War II and England’s ‘war at home’ effort. The swastikas give it away somewhat.
# Censorship
China censors coverage of deadly Beijing floods
There has been fierce criticism of the government which has been accused of not doing enough to prevent the deaths of at least 37 people.
# Referendum
VIDEO: Gerry Adams challenged on economists' quotes in SF leaflet
A Sinn Féin pamphlet quotes three economists as bemoaning the fiscal compact… but some are actually in favour of it.
# WWI Posters
Fighting talk: America's WWI-era posters
Gallery: From recruitment drives to war relief efforts – a selection of First World War posters archived in the Library of Congress.
# Korea
South Korea says 'new era' is possible for relations with North
President Lee Myung-bak says the transition of power in North Korea may offer the chance for peace on the peninsula.
# Iran
Iran may have bluffed US navy – and the world press
Iran was apparently starting tests with long-range missiles… but propaganda sources are calling it a “media trick”…
# North Korea
Mythmaking begins for North Korea's new leader
When Kim Jong Il died, the skies glowed red above a sacred mountain in North Korea – at least, according to state propaganda. But how exactly is this state-run propaganda done?
# North Korea
Propaganda nation: how North Korea spreads its message
The death of Kim Jong Il has brought fresh attention on the inner workings of how North Korea addresses its people.
# North Korea
Hermit Kingdom: 7 alarming tales from inside North Korea
Starvation, labour camps, kidnappings and repression are among the issues North Korean officials try to keep hidden – but over the years we have been afforded some rare and shocking glimpses…
# Libya
Libya rebels set up makeshift satellite TV station to fight propaganda war
The station, whose name means Free Libya TV, is designed to strike a blow against government outlets which depict the opposition forces as brutal terrorists.
# Propaganda
Is Sesame Street's 'left wing propaganda' teaching ethnic groups civil disobedience?
A new book alleges a liberal, left-wing bias in some of US television’s most popular programmes including Sesame Street and Friends which broadcast “secret political messages”.
# Germany
German woman dedicated to removing neo-Nazi propoaganda
Sixty-five-year-old retiree says she’s given up calling on the police and instead tackles Nazi slogan graffiti herself.