Deep Dive





25 November 2017
Interview with Andras Petho, co-founder of Hungarian investigative journalism outlet Direkt36


South Korean matters

22 July 2017

Interview with the investigative journalist Yong Jin Kim of South Korea




From Cambodia

1 July 2017

Interview with Bopha Phorn, Cambodian investigative journalist



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The Hot Potato__

6 December 2017
“There is a lot more optimism about the future of the local media industry than perhaps you might expect,” says Damian Radcliffe, professor of journalism at the University of Oregon in the United States.


News flakes
20 November 2017 By Daniel Penev

As fake stories are flooding the Bulgarian internet, local journalists are responding by debunking lies and tracing the sources of misinformation. They are bracing up for a tough battle. Intrigued? Read more





Audience statistics
15 October 2017 By Marius Dragomir
One would expect the richer western newsrooms to be more agile in commanding online audiences; however, it is news outlets in less developed markets that are far more effective in capturing audiences on Facebook, according to our newly released index.


15 September 2017

Chinese and Indian news media command millions of followers on Facebook - but it is in the much tinier Myanmar where news media is really effective?

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Head Honchos__


Government rage

5 September 2017 By Norina Solomon

Cambodia Daily is shutting down operations after nearly a quarter-century in business. An outright dictatorship is on the horizon.


Political business

11 August 2017 By Mae U. Caralde

The sale of a majority stake in the Philippine Daily Inquirer raises concerns about the newspaper’s fabled fearlessness.




15 April 2017 By TechBrain

Internet companies and telcos are not particularly good at disclosing policies on freedom of expression and privacy. On a long-term basis, this could dent their sales.


Public Media__

The Skype nation
4 May 2017 By Urmas Loit
The appointment of a high government official in the body that governs Estonia’s public broadcaster is opening a can of worms. He promises to keep his two hats apart - but some people don’t trust him. Still into Estonia? Read more
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Talking Heads__


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