Description/Abstract of your Event:
Collectively African countries still don't tell their own stories. This means that the perception of Africa is still shaped by Western corporate media outlets such as CNN, The New York Times, the BBC, etc. These media outlets help Western countries shape the propaganda that provides cover for corporate/imperial penetration into Africa. In recent years the biggest victim of corporate/imperial rape of Africa has been the Democratic Republic of Congo. The "Big Three" corporate media outlets --the Times, CNN and BBC-- have intentionally masked wars of aggression against Congo from Rwanda and Uganda as "tribal"-based civil wars, giving the impression there's no way to stop this sort of conflict. In the meantime, since 1998, several foreign companies identified in United Nations reports have benefitted BECAUSE of these lucrative (but very blood wars). The Big Three media (and they set the trend for other outlets) have therefore aided and abetted the economic rape of Congo by deliberately distorting the true causes of the wars of aggression. Other case studies will be Libya and The Ivory Coast.