By Swiss Propaganda Research
December 20, 2019 "Information
Clearing House" - It is one of the most
important aspects of our media system, and yet hardly
known to the public: most of the international news
coverage in Western media is provided by only three
global news agencies based in New York, London and
The key role played by these agencies means Western
media often report on the same topics, even using the
same wording. In addition, governments, military and
intelligence services use these global news agencies as
multipliers to spread their messages around the world.
A study of the Syria war coverage by nine leading
European newspapers clearly illustrates these issues:
78% of all articles were based in whole or in part on
agency reports, yet 0% on investigative research.
Moreover, 82% of all opinion pieces and interviews were
in favor of a US and NATO intervention, while propaganda
was attributed exclusively to the opposite side.