Independent media has never been more important. Our world is currently experiencing a necessary crisis in confidence in corporate media, corporate governance and capitalism itself. Relying on corporate media to accurately report on this crisis is impossible. From WikiLeaks to the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya to the #Occupy movement and Palestine, unembedded voices must be heard.
Overland provides this space, a rare place in the Australian media space that both celebrates and encourages dissent. Sacred cows are smashed, and we cheer. Supporting this kind of independent thought is vital, as our media becomes increasingly obsessed with protecting the powerful at the expense of the majority*. True freedom in society means having the right to vigorously disagree and be heard. I encourage people to support Overland and its consistently fine work. I salute its tenacity and foresight. Overland is truly a publication for the questioning age we are entering.
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Antony Loewenstein is a Sydney-based independent freelance journalist, author, documentarian, photographer and blogger.
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