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Public liars
By Anya Schiffrin
30 August 2019
Much time and money have been spent on combatting misinformation through fact-checking. But it’s not clear whether it has any impact at all.

Head Honchos

Mad Men in the Wild East
17 June 2019
Radu Mazare pioneered independent journalism in the early days of post-communist Romania. But his excessive craving for fame, wealth and power led to his downfall.


News Media on European Twitter
13 February 2019
Large, established media, including public service outlets, dominate the Twitter market in much of Western Europe, but less in the east.

Online Wisdom

By Bill Hess
As the internet and other modern technology have moved forward, current copyright law has struggled to keep up, but how do copyright laws and policies - and the technology used to detect and delete content that is considered to be a copyright violation - affect smaller media websites as they attempt to compete with larger media outlets?

Funding Journalism

By Ian Graham
10 September 2018
For nearly two decades, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has spent more on media partnerships than almost any other philanthropy. Interview with Miguel Castro of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.


Media influence
7 May 2018
An interview with Umar Cheema, an investigative journalist working with The News in Pakistan

Public Media

A rotten story
By Marius Dragomir
26 March 2018
Political enemies of Denmark’s public broadcaster DR are hatching plans to crop the station’s budget. A bellicose commercial media industry is going to bat for them.


Bad connections
By TechBrain
30 April 2018
More people read more news on mobile phones. That doesn’t mean that they get more informed.

Industry News

18 January 2019
Broadcaster Central European Media Enterprises (CME) (CETV.O) (CETV.PR) announced that it will keep its Slovenian television networks. The decision was made after a long-running regulatory process held up plans to pay down debt, according to Reuters. More
14 January 2019
India’s Bharti Airtel (BRTI.NS) is in talks to buy Telkom Kenya, the East African nation’s smallest telecoms operator, to create a stronger challenger to market leader Safaricom (SCOM.NR), three industry sources told Reuters on Monday. More

Reading list

Head Honchos
The Cyprus Mail deal
3 March 2019
Jaromir Soukup
16 September 2018
Bulgarian might
By Marius Dragomir
12 February 2018
Mouthpiece shopping
By Marius Dragomir
29 January 2018
Tweeting in the Russian space
16 June 2018
Arab tweets
22 February 2018
Asian likes
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Giving to the rich
28 March 2019
Following a MediaPowerMonitor report, Google canceled the grant awarded to Origo, a Hungarian news outlet lavishly financed by oligarchs close to the Orban government.
6 February 2019
The director of Ukraine’s public broadcaster UA:PBC, a feisty and forthright journalist, is given the boot as the country prepares for presidential elections.
Newspapers in Pakistan
20 December 2018
2 December 2018
11 November 2018
6 November 2018
Funding Journalism
By Ian Graham
1 September 2018

Peruvian journalism
16 April 2018
Public Media
Political football
15 January 2018
Right-wing attacks
By Marius Dragomir
5 March 2018
Public office, really
By Urmas Loit
4 May 2017
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2 January 2018
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15 April 2017
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