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Are they places for those generally marginalized to speak authentically—without filter?
Do they unnaturally barricade perspectives, as ‘Women’s Pages’ of old, implying that the rest of the paper—the ‘real’ news—concerns only men?
Twenty years after the ‘big leap forward’ in democracy, media pluralism is in trouble in too many countries in the wider Europe.
Governmental or oligarchic monopolies are getting thicker by the year, and not only in post-Soviet nations but also inside the EU walls.
The burgeoning Internet-based media alone cannot provide for a functioning diversity of public opinion, and yet they are already under attack.
This Pan-European Forum should pick the brains of all those concerned for the future of our shared freedoms, and move the European Union beyond non-intervention to become a protector of media diversity in our nations.
“New Media—but Familiar Lack of Diversity (Women, people of color still marginalized online) by Janine Jackson, Extra! June 2012, http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=4551
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Women's page, http://oldnews.aadl.org/node/152293
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