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Funding Journalism in Israel: Secrecy and Political Influence

Unusual opacity is the most salient characteristic of the media system in Israel, where the involvement of political figures in media operation raises serious concerns….

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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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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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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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Danish Public Media: Loved by People, Hated by Politicians

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…

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Public Broadcasting in Austria: Politicians Clash With Journalists

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. An Austrian…

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Posted in Head Honchos The Hot Potato

Media Capture, Made in Bulgaria

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…

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Posted in Head Honchos Markets & Players

Thai Far-Right Gets Its Hands on Fancy Newspaper

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…

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A Dim Future Approaches for Objective Reporting in Slovakia

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…

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Controlling the Message in Romania to Lock up the Election in Hungary

The Hungarian government gobbles up media wherever its citizens live. With the recent expansion into Romania’s media, their control over the electorate is nearing completion….

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