Public Media
By Marius Dragomir
5 March 2018

Recent attacks from right-wing politicians on Austria’s popular public broadcaster are raising alarming questions about the future of independent journalism in the country.
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22 February 2018

In the Arab world, global players still boast millions of Twitter followers, but a clutch of fast-growing news media from Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Lebanon are making inroads into the region’s Twitter market, according to the Twitter News Index, released today by MediaPowerMonitor.
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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.

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




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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