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Marius Ostaficiuc

A Social Democratic Party (PSD) politician from the city of Iasi in eastern Romania, Marius Ostaficiuc took the biscuit when he lodged a complaint with…

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Marjorie Taylor Greene

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene won with brio the Idiot of the Week title after the media unearthed a slew of Facebook posts dating back…

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Russia Will Redouble Efforts To Strengthen Its Narratives

“The sentencing of Alexey Navalny to two years and eight months in a penal colony yesterday, as well as the ongoing repressions against his supporters,…

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Funding Journalism in Ukraine: Ask the Oligarchs

Four large players dominate the media market in Ukraine, a country where television is the main source of news. Independent journalism is still alive and…

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Impact of Covid on Journalism in the Global South

A recently published report, commissioned by Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) and authored by Damian Radcliffe, looks at the impact of COVID-19 crisis on journalism in…

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Victoria Prentis

The Idiot of the Week honor is going to Victoria Prentis, a British Conservative politician who serves as the fisheries minister in the current UK…

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Journalism After Covid: What Will Be Left of It?

Since the start of the pandemic crisis, in the U.S., “at least 21 local newspapers have merged, at least 1,400 newsroom staffers have been permanently…

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Jerome Riviere

All French people were supposed to hunker down in their homes last month as the country was under strict lockdown. Some of them though chose…

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When Reporting Facts Lands You in Trouble

A new UNESCO report describes the increasingly captured environment independent journalists work in. With a pandemic ravaging the planet and mad politicians at the helm…

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Idiot of the Week: Josh Hawley

The clinched-fist salute to the rioters supporting American President Donald Trump won Josh Hawley our Idiot of the Week title. Mr Hawley, a Republican Senator…

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