Posted in Journalism

Bolivian Media: Rising From the Ashes

For more than a decade, the government has meddled with Bolivia’s news media. Following the collapse of the Morales regime, the country’s journalists want to…

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Posted in The Hot Potato

Is Fact-Checking Working?

Much time and money have been spent on combatting misinformation through fact-checking. But it’s not clear whether it has any impact at all. Fact-checkers are taking…

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Posted in Local Reporter

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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Posted in Head Honchos

The Rise and Fall of A Romanian Media Mogul

Radu Mazare pioneered independent journalism in the early days of post-communist Romania. But his excessive craving for fame, wealth and power led to his downfall….

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Posted in Media Influence Matrix

Who’s Funding Journalism in Kazakhstan

When Vlast.kz, a Russian-language news portal, launched operations in 2012, its founders pinned their hopes on readers to finance them. But not many people thronged…

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Serbian Journalism in Free Fall

All eyes are currently resting on Hungary and other media freedom bashers across Europe – but it is actually in Serbia where independent journalism is…

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Google Bankrolls Oligarch-Owned Media Group in Hungary

Google joins the Hungarian government of Viktor Orban and its allies in funding the company that runs Origo, a Hungarian pro-government news portal. The recent…

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How to Wipe Away Digital History: Buy a Newspaper

A wealthy and influential lawyer buys the sole English newspaper in Cyprus. The real motive: cleaning his digital record. The announcement by Cyprus Mail yesterday…

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Posted in Audiences

News Media on Twitter: Who Are the Top Dogs in Europe?

Large, established media, including public service outlets, dominate the Twitter market in much of Western Europe, but less in the east. Mainstream media outlets dominate…

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Posted in Public Media The Hot Potato

Head of Ukraine’s Public Television Axed

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. Zurab Alasania,…

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