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Christian Christensen

Christian Christensen

Christian Christensen, American in Sweden, is Professor of Journalism at Stockholm University. Follow him on Twitter: @ChrChristensen

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The Assange Case Still Matters—A Lot

Let's not be naïve about the symbolic importance of the US putting Assange on trial. It would be an alibi for cracking down on journalism for every repressive, authoritarian government in the world.

Christian Christensen ·


"He's Better Than Trump!" Is No Defense of Biden. Citizens Deserve More.

If Democrats cannot critically engage with Obama policies that saw large numbers of innocent civilians in Yemen or Pakistan killed by drones, or an uncomfortably close relationship with Wall St., then the lessons of Trumpism are lost.

Christian Christensen ·


Trump, Social Media and “Orwellian” Bullshit

After a relentless and unbroken 40-year fight to hand informational control and power over to a small number of corporate actors, the political right is now wetting their collective pants over Trump being banned by a privately-owned company.

Christian Christensen ·


It's 2020 But the Dangerous Myth About the So-Called "Liberal" Media Still Going Strong

Legitimizing this myth only serves the interests of those opposed to the critical analysis of current events in the United States.

Christian Christensen ·


"It Could Be Something We Didn’t See On The Tape"—Ahmaud Arbery and the Eternal Guilt of Black Victims

The presumption of normality (let alone decency) is a luxury of privilege.

Christian Christensen ·


Want to Discuss Sweden and COVID19? Start By Looking Backward.

Sweden's intake of refugees—from Syrians five years ago to Somalis ten years ago—may not seem like an obvious place to start, but it is.

Christian Christensen ·


Brexit’s Backward Legacy: The Past Swallowing The Future

The complicity of the media in the service of the anti-immigrant agenda was blunt, crude and disgraceful.

Christian Christensen ·


The US Just Killed 30 Innocent People in Afghanistan. Let's Pretend It Was London.

What if the victims of last week's U.S. drone strike had lived somewhere other than Afghanistan?

Christian Christensen ·

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