My book of the year

I was asked by Green Left Weekly for my book of 2012:

Antony Loewenstein
Journalist, author, documentarian
The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupation, Resistance and Hope
By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan

The corporate media’s reach into our lives can sometimes feel suffocating, with the same voices telling us that globalisation is good for our soul. For me, the best medicine is the daily news show Democracy Now!, a revealing program hosted by Amy Goodman that covers perspectives that should be far more prominent in our media.

In this stunning collection, we hear from Occupy, Middle East fighters for freedom, dissidents across the globe, climate change activists and the silenced individuals that real reporters would feature daily. It’s remarkable reading these short essays to imagine what a different press environment could look like, hearing from people whose lives are touched by the decisions of a few.

The mainstream media bubble never seemed less relevant and the need for an alternative media more vital.

one comment