‘Neoliberalism, Propaganda and “Banal Media”: Mainstream Broadcast Media in Austerity Greece’

Koulouris, T. (Presenter)

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk

Description

This invited presentation explored the role of Greece's private TV networks in propagandising in favour of further austerity measures imposed upon the Greek people by the Troika (the EC, the ECB, and the IMF). It coincided with one of the most important moments of Greece's modern history - namely, the moment when Syriza's radical left government was forced to capitulate to further brutal austerity measures to avoid Grexit. A week or so earlier (5th July), the Greek people heroically voted NO to further austerity measures even at the prospect of exiting the EU. I theorised the role of the Greek media through the prism of Hannah Arendt's 'banality of evil'.
Period16 Jul 2015 - 19 Jul 2015
Event titleDemocracy Rising: An International Conference (Global Centre for Advanced Studies in partnership with the School of Economics and Political Science (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)
Event typeConference
LocationAthens, Greece
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • Greek politics
  • neoliberalism
  • class struggle
  • political economy
  • political economy of the media
  • Hannah Arendt
  • banality of evil