Philosophy of Media Manipulation in the Globalization Era: Options for Countering
Diogenes, Book Philosophy, An International Thematic Journal, Volume Practicheska filosofia [Practical Philosophy], eds. M. Marinov, Hr. Hristov, pp.9-16
Corporative global media cannot be an instrument of the culture of
peace, because they have made widespread individualistic values of
the consummative society. Through their symbolic power, they
successfully dominate over every sphere of existence of a society:
politics, economic life, social ties, national culture, human
communication and private life. Traditional media could not be a factor
in the promotion and development of culture of peace, simply because
they are proponents of corporative economic and political interests.
It is in the interest of citizens to counter the activitiesof “rapacious
capitalism” (SCHMIDT 1998),of local comprador political and
economic elites, and the practice of robbery of their work; to bridle
the proliferation ofweapons and acts of aggression.
media manipulation, globalization, culture of peace, symbolic power, countering globalization