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Protocol and pomp: Announcement of the Queen’s death

The Queen’s death unleashes a massive media operation – but does it reflect or shape public sentiment? Also, TikTok enters Latin American politics.

In death as in life, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is at the center of a media frenzy – but not all media, particularly those outside the UK, have maintained a tone of reverence as many grapple with sensitive issues from the monarchy’s past.

Contributors:

Mic Wright – Media Critic
Maya Jasanoff – Professor of History, Harvard University
Laura Clancy – Author, Head of Family Business and Lecturer in Media, Lancaster University
Tim Ewart – Royal Commentator and former Royal Editor, ITV News

Almost seven months after Russia invaded Ukraine, there were major breakthroughs on the battlefield. Producer Flo Phillips explains how these breakthroughs have impacted the narrative of Russian state media.

Right-wing politicians in Latin America rely heavily on TikTok – and its short, catchy videos – to sell themselves. Producer Ryan Kohls explores how today’s social media platform is influencing politics across the continent.

Contributors:

Fernanda Seavon – Writer and Photographer
Sebastian Valenzuela – Associate Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and Researcher, Millennium Institute for Foundational Research on Data
Edgard Gutierrez – Political consultant and strategist and member of the International Association of Political Consultants.

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