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Over 84% of the World’s State Media Lack Independence

More than 84% of the world’s state media are government-controlled, according to a newly released report from the Media and Journalism Research Center. The government…

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The Sorry, Sorry State of State Media

In a study released recently, Marius Dragomir introduces a new tool to assess the editorial independence of the world’s state media and finds that nearly 80% of…

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Bulgarian Media: From Hero to Zero

Back in 2006, Bulgaria and France had something important in common. Both countries were ranked 35th on a list of 169 nations in the annual…

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The Future of Media in Hong Kong: A Messy Landscape

A total of 53 opposition politicians and activists were arrested in Hong Kong in January 2021, on the basis that they were allegedly part of…

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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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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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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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