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The New Watchdogs (2011)

Les nouveaux chiens de garde (original title)
This documentary takes an in depth look at France's mass medias and shines a light on corporate and political interests that shape the news.
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This documentary takes an in depth look at France's mass medias and shines a light on corporate and political interests that shape the news.

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If documentary changed a thing, they'd make it illegal.
1 November 2020 | by Giz_MediumSee all my reviews

This is a documentary based on the essay about corporate control over the french media of the same name by serge halimi, and named after paul nizan's essays against the 1930's liberal public philosophers advocating for the status-quo. Taking on the french media on its collusion with both the political and business world in ways rarely disclosed, through the cherrypicking of what constitutes the news an undisclosed political statement in the person of "the expert", whose ties to the capital are/were kept untold. Being right my alley when it comes to criticism of political and economic dogmatism, I'm unsure how accessible the description of the situation is when they start going into the concrete examples of mis-coverage of political crisis, but most of the context of the movie is made from common sense examples, and present casestudies known of the french general public, linking the pieces together. in the end of the movie, they ask how long will it take to separate capitalism and the media, but in this review I'll ask how long till this documentary is being shown in schools ?


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11 January 2012 (France) See more »

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The New Watchdogs See more »

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