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Mobile News: When More Informs Less

More people read more news on mobile phones. That doesn’t mean that they get more informed. Five years ago, in a publicity stunt anticipating the…

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How Will Face-Controlling Technology Change Journalism?

Video-tampering technology is likely to take fake news manufacturing to a whole new level. For journalism, that is a game-changer. Imagine watching your local MP,…

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Big Brother Building in Romania Phase Two

The companies chosen to build the EU-funded data collection system for Romania’s intelligence agency are hardly the cleanest. In late May 2017, the Romanian Information…

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The Price of Digital Rights

Internet companies and telcos are not particularly good at disclosing policies on freedom of expression and privacy. On a long-term basis, this could dent their…

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Where Internet Grows Fast

Fast growth in connectivity and use of the internet in nations such as Myanmar, Malaysia and Algeria is all good news for independent journalism; and…

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TV News Stations Are Now Old News

As massive batches of viewers, particularly young ones, give up watching traditional TV, the broadcasting business is rapidly crumbling. For television news stations, that is…

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Big Brother is Getting Smart

In George Orwell’s 1984, telescreens could capture any sound “above the level of a very low whisper.” Today, that gadget exists. For independent journalism, smart…

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The Most and Least Affordable Internet: From the U.K. to the Central African Republic

Journalists are now able to reach billions of people all over the world. But for many people in the global south, consuming their products is…

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Costa Rica: The Biggest Leap in Technology Use in the World

Costa Rica sported the highest growth in technology use worldwide during the past five years. Other, once sluggish, technology markets such as Bahrain, Lebanon and…

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Only 5% of the World’s Languages Are on the Internet

Many laud the internet for opening up the space for everybody to communicate. But how linguistically diverse is this space? A new report shows it’s…

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