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Trump's first hundred days
Public service TV goes hand in hand with established, nationally based political systems. It is the medium for the nation not for the network society.
Indias broadcasting media, driven by advertising and international business, has exploded into diverse life in the last decade. The public broadcasters, once so powerful, are drifting. Is there a role for regulation?
This report from the front line of the post-war shift from war to politics in Kosovo challenges Western media stereotypes of its Albanian majority.
From Cathedral to farmers market, the city is a source of secure identity for this Worcester woman we interviewed. But how do her Christian values and nostalgia for the 1950s face up to todays violence, materialism and Tony Blair?
My cow wants fun said the writer of childrens books - and people listened. The head of the Federation of Swedish Farmers explains how her countrys history and culture planted the seeds of an ethical food system.
The licence fee for out-of-touch public service: taxation without representation?
We need public service broadcasting to be protected more than ever. The commercialisation of the BBC and C4 are reasons to fight for them.
In this interview for Worcester Women... three neighbours meet when the shit backs up into their kitchens. They play the "game", beat the system, and meet the queen.
Chris Bobinski and Reinhard Hesse agree at least that EU enlargement is the greatest challenge for the present generation of Europeans.
Sunderland is known for its football, its car factories, and now its "metric martyr". But behind the headlines a deeper process may be underway. Is the city and its region leading England into Europe?
Worcester Women fit none of the stereotypes. Emma Auster, for instance, is a single mother - and a self-employed businesswoman. But will she even vote?
Retirement for Edith Little means more time to teach computer classes and campaign against fox-hunting - there is a future to be embraced. In this interview, a "silver surfer" continues the Worcester Women series.
The EU cant be a true home for Poland if there is no room for storks and loose ends. The Poles feel pulled in two directions. Europe, yes, but which Europe? Krzysztof Bobinski responds to Reinhard Hesse's 'letter for Europe'.
This is it for the centre left in Britain, Matt dAncona tells us, and Matthew Taylor agrees. Yasmin thinks theyre too wrapped up in policy, Tom senses reality denial about the future of Britain, and Anthony argues the general election misses the point. Now its your turn to ask them your questions.
Faith in the constitution has made mummies of the founding fathers. A European came to Washington, found it suffused with self-righteousness, and left.
Foot and mouth is an alarm call. But are the British already reaching for the sentimental snooze button? A Welsh smallholder challenges walkers, townies and consumers to wake up, as well as farmers.
City & Countrys two editors, one from the Wiltshire countryside and the other from Hackney in London, join forces in search of a new urban-rural relationship.
Are elections any way to run a democracy? openDemocracy readers share their thoughts.
The legitimacy and destination of the European project has to come from a fundamental consensus forged on the ground...
McKinsey's report on public service funding is an useful read and very supportive of the BBC - I wonder who paid for it?
Public-interest media regulation has never been needed as much as it is today. But lets not just think globally here: lets act locally make the BBC a commonwealth.
A change in Portugal's media landscape has not been for the better, says Eunice Goes.
Here are three responses to Isaac Leung's piece on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, 'Hollywood cheers and China shrugs'.
Mike Ashburner's article 'Privatising our genes' recounts how the race for the human genome raises questions about the forces of scientific advancement and their relationship with both governments and private companies: most urgently, whether patents can be extended into the human genome. Here are some openDemocracy readers' reactions to the story.
And are there Big Macs still for tea? Richard Brooks returns from exile to take the pulse of the city that spawned a cliché.
The first in the series of Worcester Women. In an interview with openDemocracy, Susan Harrison is sceptical of bureaucrats, corporations, lobbyists, the church and politicians. But is she cynical?
Worcester Woman is the creation of Britains spin doctors. Every concept has a history. This one reveals the cynicism of the party machines. Can real women in Worcester bite the hand that spun them?
Too late for naïve hopes, too early for despair. A speechwriter for Germany's Chancellor, Gerhard Schröder, writes a sardonic, challenging letter to ask: where is Europe?
The Euro is coming. Enlargement beckons. Institutions and people are on the move across the continent. Cultures and identities are in flux. From Athens to Helsinki, Europe must imagine its future into shape - or be trampled in the rush.