Bad News

Bad News

Bruno Ziauddin

A young journalist is carving out a career for himself – climbing to the topmost ranks of a week-ly paper. Dazzled by the charismatic chief editor, he becomes embroiled in his Machiavellian machi-nations – with life-threatening consequences. A fast-paced, incisive media thriller about mani-pulation and radical polemical propaganda.

M is flattered when the editor-in-chief of the country`s leading weekly newspaper offers him an executive position. He is currently turning his paper from left-leaning liberal to nationalist conservative by increments in a fashion as inventive and brilliant as it is iniquitous. M is furious when he discovers that he has next to no scope for decision-making - and worse still has plainly been set up to play the fall guy for the big boss and his restructuring plans. But M is by no means alone in his anger: several of his town`s radical Muslims are well fed up with the paper`s anti-foreign rabble rousing. Someone is going to have to pay the price... They talk Damir, a young Bosnian, into doing something that stand as a beacon for all to see.

When Damir and M clash, the result is not a pretty picture. But it sure makes for a great front-page news. Hitting the punchline every time, Bruno Ziauddin`s mesmerizing satire from the rank and file of journalism is a merciless exposé of media seduction.

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