Head Honchos
By Marius Dragomir
12 February 2018

One businessman has managed to bring both the state structures and big business in Bulgaria under his tight control. Media was a key piece of that puzzle.


By Marius Dragomir
29 January 2018
A business group with far-right affinities buys The Nation, one of Thailand’s most respectable newspapers. This means that independent reporting is now likely to be whittled away.
By Mae U. Caralde
11 August 2017
The sale of a majority stake in the Philippine Daily Inquirer raises concerns about the newspaper’s fabled fearlessness.

The Hot Potato

By Elaine Diaz Rodriguez
8 February 2018

Cuba’s Constitution prohibits private media. Nevertheless, more than a dozen media outlets outside state control have unfolded in the country since the beginning of the century.



2 January 2018
Video-tampering technology is likely to take fake news manufacturing to a whole new level. For journalism, that is a game-changer.
Check out our TechBrain dossier

15 December 2017
In Latin America, the Twitter news market is in the hands of the big nations such as Mexico and Brazil. But when it comes to truly effective news operations, smaller markets like Uruguay lead the pack. One nation though scores big in both size and effectiveness; and that is Colombia.
Check out our Data dossier
Public Media
By Marius Dragomir
15 January 2018

The management of RTVS, Slovakia’s public broadcaster, is poised to turn the station into a political enterprise. The recent cancellation of the station’s sole investigative journalism program is part of that strategy.
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25 November 2017
Interview with Andras Petho, co-founder of Hungarian investigative journalism outlet Direkt36



22 July 2017

Interview with the investigative journalist Yong Jin Kim of South Korea




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