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Trying to Save Journalism, Romanian Government Funds Junk Media

Claiming that they wanted to support journalism and correctly inform the public throughout the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, the Romanian government has decided to dole out…

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How Colombian Military Used American Aid Money to Snoop on Journalists

Allegations that the army conducts illegal intercepts and collects intelligence about journalists, judges and human rights lawyers are not new in Colombia; but when American…

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Rustavi2 Television in a Bind as Ownership Changes

“Now I have to say goodbye.” This is how Diana Jojua, one of the most prominent anchors on Rustavi2, Georgia’s most watched television chain, announced…

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Newspapers in Pakistan: Extinction Crisis

A major media group in Pakistan shuts down five of its publications as journalism crisis in the country worsens. Jang Group of Newspapers, the largest…

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Hungarian Government’s Monopoly in the Media: The Last Act

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. The owners…

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Cameroon’s Independent Media: Zero Tolerance

One of the wealthiest media tycoons in Cameroon lands firmly into the government’s crosshairs as attacks on independent journalism intensify. Only seven years ago, Mimi…

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Head of Open Society Journalism Program Quits

The director of the Program on Independent Journalism (PIJ), the flagship journalism program of the Open Society Foundations (OSF) has quit, the OSF announced. Ms…

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Hungary: Prime Minister’s Allies Take Over Popular News Website

Hungarian businessman Zoltan Speder sold in mid-September 2018 his stake in the company cemp-X Online, which owns several publications and indirectly controls Index.hu, Hungary’s largest independent…

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Romanian Government Funds Sputnik-Affiliated Website

Last year, the Ministry for the Romanians from Everywhere allocated €20,000 to fund the website Usd24.ro, a website that republishes all the articles from the…

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TV Barrandov in the Dock After Scrapping News

The Council for Radio and Television Broadcasting (RRTV), the broadcast regulator in the Czech Republic, asked the owners of TV Barrandov to explain why they…

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