Viewpoint: factual TV in a post truth world

Twenty-sixteen saw some fascinating and somewhat worrying developments in terms of truth and the media – particularly around politics and the upheavals around Brexit and the US election. Donald Trump has become a leading exponent of ‘post truth’ in his race to the White House. His support for the ‘birther’ movement and claims that President […]

Nordic World’s Dictator conquers Europe

Edgy social experiment format Dictator has been picked up by NRK in Norway and SBS in Belgium. In the show eight contestants are stripped of their belongings and rights as they are locked in a Soviet-style compound and forced to live in harsh conditions. There is a cash prize, but the participants are not told […]