Patrick Chalmers, an ex-Reuters staff reporter, is a freelance journalist, author, lecturer and campaigner for better governance. His book "Fraudcast News: How Bad Journalism Supports Our Bogus Democracies" is available from bookshops or downloadable for free from here. He writes for the Guardian Upside series, the Dutch platform De Correspondent as democracy innovation correspondent and is the creator of All Hands On, a global short documentary series on rebooting democracy.
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