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Sounds, reports, news and information for our course students at the University of Salamanca (Spain) on Culture, Media and International Relations.Not for monetization or economic purposes, just an experimental educational tool to help students approach to Culture and International Relations. Please, in case you want any of these materials to be removed, contact me.

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Sounds, reports, news and information for our course students at the University of Salamanca (Spain) on Culture, Media and International Relations.Not for monetization or economic purposes, just an experimental educational tool to help students approach to Culture and International Relations. Please, in case you want any of these materials to be removed, contact me.

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The Globalist

Latest release on Mar 25, 2020

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Rank #1: Edward Said: Culture and Imperialism, conference at York University, Toronto (1993)

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Conference on Culture and Imperialism by the author of "Orientalism", Edward Said. The text of the conference can be also found in the additional materials of the course, here on his own voice.

Mar 25 2020

48mins

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Rank #2: Armand Mattelart on media and power (in Spanish, 2005)

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Interview in Spanish with French media theorist Armand Mattelart on media, globalization and power, from UNED TV course.

Mar 25 2020

18mins

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Rank #3: Los cables submarinos e internet (in Spanish)

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Entrevista de febrero de 2020 que explica, de forma sencilla, como circula la información en internet a través de los cables transoceánicos. Con Noelia Miranda, emitido por Onda Cero en el programa diario “Julia en la Onda”.

Feb 28 2020

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Rank #4: Euronews on Crypto: US and West German intelligence 'used Swiss firm to spy on governments' (2020)

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US and West German intelligence agencies spied on governments across  the world for decades using a Swiss encryption firm, a new investigation  has claimed.

Hundreds of countries used Crypto AG equipment to  protect their top secrets but a probe has found the firm was covertly  owned by the CIA and German spy agency BND.

But,  by rigging the equipment, American and Western German intelligence  agents were able to listen in on their allies and enemies.

The  revelation came from a classified CIA report that was obtained by German  public broadcaster ZDF. It worked with the Washington Post to break the  story.

ZDF's Washington bureau chief Elmar Theveßen told  Euronews it was likely the "biggest intelligence eavesdropping operation  of the past 60 years".

He said US and West German intelligence  agencies used the programme from 1970 to 1993, with the CIA continuing  alone until around 2018.

Theveßen  said it was used, for example, to listen in to what was happening  during Argentina's military dictatorship in the 1970s.

"The US  and Germany were able to basically know everything about what was going  on with regards to critics of the regime," he said.

"More than  30,000 people were killed back then. They just disappeared and Germany  and the US knew exactly what happened through listening in to these  communications and, of course, this prompts the big ethical question:  why didn't they do anything about it?"

Theveßen also claimed  intelligence agencies shared information with then UK Prime Minister  Margaret Thatcher that could have prevented the Falklands War.

Feb 18 2020

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Rank #5: Conversations with History: Manuel Castells (2003)

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On this edition of Conversations with History, UC Berkeley's Harry  Kreisler welcomes social theorist Manuel Castells, Professor of  Sociology and Professor of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley, to  discuss identity and change in the network society. Series:  "Conversations with History" [6/2003] [Humanities] [Show ID: 7234].

Available in video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GBB7U5mv0w

Feb 18 2020

58mins

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Rank #6: Joseph Nye: Global power shifts: hard power, soft power and smart power (2011)

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I'm going to talk to you about power in this 21st century. And basically, what I'd like to tell you is that power is changing, and there are two types of changes I want to discuss. One is power transition, which is change of power amongst states. And there the simple version of the message is it's moving from West to East. The other is power diffusion, the way power is moving from all states West or East to non-state actors. Those two things are the huge shifts of power in our century. And I want to tell you about them each separately and then how they interact and why, in the end, there may be some good news.

Feb 18 2020

21mins

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Rank #7: BBC In our time: Cultural imperialism (2018)

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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how a dominant power can exert a  cultural influence on its empire. An empire rests on many things:  powerful armies, good administration and strong leadership, but perhaps  its greatest weapon lies in the domain of culture. Culture governs every  aspect of our lives: our dress sense and manners, our art and  architecture, our education, law and philosophy. To govern culture, it  seems, is to govern the world. But what is cultural imperialism? Can it  be distinguished from cultural influence? Does it really change the way  we think and should we try to prevent it even if it does? 

With Linda  Colley, School Professor of History, London School of Economics; Phillip  Dodd, Director, Institute of Contemporary Arts; Mary Beard, Reader in  Classics, Cambridge University.

Feb 18 2020

28mins

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Rank #8: John Pilger interviews Irish politician Sean MacBride (1983)

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John Pilger interviews Irish politician Sean MacBride  (1983) for "The Outsiders" series. 

Also in video: http://johnpilger.com/videos/the-outsiders-sean-macbride

Feb 18 2020

26mins

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Rank #9: John B. Thomson, conference on the mercantilization of culture (2011)

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Conference at the University of Stockholm in 2011, available online in video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lN7yYhoWPs

Feb 18 2020

1hr 9mins

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Rank #10: Suart Hall, interview (2006)

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Interview of the sociologist and social thinker Stuart Hall by Pnina Werbner, in 2006.

Feb 18 2020

38mins

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