How corporations have overthrown democracy and the role of the media in protecting corporate money and power.
Claire Provost and Matt Kennard's new book Silent Coup tells the full story of how corporations overthrew democracy globally for the first time. One of the major reasons this corporate coup has stayed "silent" is because our information system is dominated by...corporations. The story they reveal - which is vital to understanding who really runs the world - is basically unknown because the discourse is generated for and protected by corporate money and power.
But this corporate grip on the media and discourse generation can be broken, and is being broken. Alternatives are sprouting up all over the world. There is now a path to building independent institutions outside of the two main power centres in our society, corporations and states, and herein lies hope for the future.
Join Provost and Kennard for a conversation about these issues with Des Freedman and Natalie Fenton, from the Department of Media, Communication and Cultural Studies, where Provost and Kennard began their journey into the corporate empire in 2014 as fellows at the Centre for Investigative Journalism under the guidance of Gavin MacFadyen, it's founder and former director.
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|17 May 2023||
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Followed by a reception
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