With the very real prospect or war hanging over the world, the media has a special role to play in getting to the truth.
A properly functioning free press is there to speak that truth and be the backbone of a strong democracy.
But what happens when a partisan media stops holding power to account – can it still claim to serve the people or does it become a weapon of mass distraction?
Host Ross Ashcroft is joined by the economist and political analyst Shabbir Razvi and the former army officer, detective and counter-terrorism intelligence officer Charles Shoebridge.
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