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What role might mediation play in public life?

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Theoretically, a democracy fosters open and informed discussion on all kinds of issues under the sun. Open media empower citizens to inform themselves and deepen their understanding of the world we share. In practice, media often polarise and dramatise controversial issues – whether it’s taxes, abortion or climate change – rather than seek common ground or offer a nuanced perspective. As for the House of Commons? Debate is dominated by pre-packaged sound-bytes liberally peppered with personal attacks. Decisions are made by party diktat, and...

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