The Hot Potato

Ukraine
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
 
A major media group in Pakistan shuts down five of its publications as journalism crisis in the country worsens.

Hungary
2 December 2018
 
Hungary’s pro-government media outlets get together to create a powerful media conglomerate. The stink of the old communist days is in the air.
11 November 2018
 
One of the wealthiest media tycoons in Cameroon lands firmly into the government’s crosshairs as attacks on independent journalism intensify.
Slovakia
6 November 2018
 
Andrej Danko, head of the Slovak National Party (SNS), a right-wing political party now in the government coalition, believes that online media “can’t write what they want.”