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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.
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.
22 February 2018
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 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.
By Marius Dragomir
7 February 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 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.
By TechBrain 
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.
15 December 2017
In Latin America, the Twitter news market is in the hands of the big nations such as Mexico and Brazil. When it comes to truly effective news operations, though, smaller markets like Uruguay lead the pack. One nation though scores big in both size and effectiveness; and that is Colombia.
6 December 2017
25 November 2017
Interview with Andras Petho, co-founder of Hungarian investigative journalism outlet Direkt36
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.