Comparative Lexicographies of News and Propaganda

A comparison of the definition of 'news' and 'propaganda' from the dictionaries of the ten most spoken languages in the world.


Research installation

Commissioned by MU Artspace

For the exhibition 'The New Newsroom'

The Comparative Lexicographies of Propaganda and News consists of a collection of lexicons of different languages from which the two definitions of "propaganda" and "news" are highlighted and translated to english. The work points out the subtleties in the differences of interpretations that we have and the misunderstandings this might cause in international discussions on issues like freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

Text by MU Artspace