In the spotlight
Journalism in Ukraine
With the Ukrainian media ruled by four influential oligarchs, the future of the country’s independent journalism looks bleaker than ever.
Reporting on the pandemic in Latin America is proving riskier than in any other region of the world. Figures recorded by non-governmental organizations show that media outlets in countries such as Mexico, Brazil or Peru have not introduced safety measures for their journalists to help them avoid contagion when they cover the Coronavirus crisis. Read more
The war against the media freedom in the Philippines has reached a new level when one of the most watched broadcasters in the country was denied renewal of its franchise. Read more
Cash for words
Claiming that they wanted to support journalism and correctly inform the public throughout the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, the Romanian government decided to dole out some €40m to media outlets across the country. Read more
Ricardo Salinas Pliego, owner of TV Azteca, has in recent months used his television station to pressure the Mexican government to lift the quarantine imposed by the country’s health authority in its attempt to mitigate the Covid-19 pandemic. True to his nature, Mr. Salinas Pliego put again his business interests above public health. Read more